[52.1] By the Mount,
[52.2] And a Scripture inscribed
[52.3] On fine parchment unrolled,
[52.4] And the House frequented,
[52.5] And the roof exalted,
[52.6] And the sea kept filled,
[52.7] Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass;
[52.8] There is none that can ward it off.
[52.9] On the day when the heaven will heave with (awful)
[52.10] And the mountains move away with (awful) movement,
[52.11] Then woe that day unto the deniers
[52.12] Who play in talk of grave matters;
[52.13] The day when they are thrust with a (disdainful) thrust,
into the fire of hell
[52.14] (And it is said unto them): This is the Fire which ye
were wont to deny.
[52.15] Is this magic, or do ye not see ?
[52.16] Endure the heat thereof, and whether ye are patient of
it or impatient of it is all one for you. Ye are only being paid
for what ye used to do.
[52.17] Lo! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and
[52.18] Happy because of what their Lord hath given them, and
(because) their Lord hath warded off from them the torment of
[52.19] (And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in health (as
a reward) for what ye used to do,
[52.20] Reclining on ranged couches. And we wed them unto fair
ones with wide, lovely eyes.
[52.21] And they who believe and whose seed follow them in
faith, We cause their seed to join them (there), and We deprive
them of nought of their (life's) work. Every man is a pledge for
that which he hath earned.
[52.22] And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they
[52.23] There they pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is
neither vanity nor cause of sin.
[52.24] And there go round, waiting on them menservants of their
own, as they were hidden pearls.
[52.25] And some of them draw near unto others, questioning,
[52.26] Saying: Lo! of old, when we were with our families, we
were ever anxious;
[52.27] But Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved
us from the torment of the breath of Fire.
[52.28] Lo! we used to pray unto Him of old. Lo! He is the
Benign, the Merciful.
[52.29] Therefor warn (men, O Muhammad). By the grace of Allah
thou art neither soothsayer nor madman.
[52.30] Or say they: (he is) a poet, (one) for whom we may
expect the accident of time ?
[52.31] Say (unto them): Except (your fill)! Lo! I am with you
among the expectant.
[52.32] Do their minds command them to do this, or are they an
outrageous folk ?
[52.33] Or say they: He hath invented it ? Nay, but they will
[52.34] Then let them produce speech the like thereof, if they
[52.35] Or were they created out of naught ? Or are they the
[52.36] Or did they create the heavens and the earth ? Nay, but
they are sure of nothing!
[52.37] Or do they own the treasures of thy Lord ? Or have they
been given charge (thereof) ?
[52.38] Or have they any stairway (unto heaven) by means of
which they overhear (decrees). Then let their listener produce
some warrant manifest!
[52.39] Or hath He daughters whereas ye have sons ?
[52.40] Or askest thou (Muhammad) a fee from them so that they
are plunged in debt ?
[52.41] Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write (it)
[52.42] Or seek they to ensnare (the messenger) ? But those who
disbelieve, they are the ensnared!
[52.43] Or have they any god beside Allah ? Glorified be Allah
from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!
[52.44] And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven
falling, they would say: A heap of clouds.
[52.45] Then let them be (O Muhammad), till they meet their day,
in which they will be thunder-stricken,
[52.46] A day in which their guile will naught avail them, nor
will they be helped.
[52.47] And verily, for those who do wrong, there is a
punishment beyond that. But most of them know not.
[52.48] So wait patiently (O Muhammad) for thy Lord's decree,
for surely thou art in Our sight; and hymn the praise of thy
Lord when thou uprisest,
[52.49] And in the night-time also hymn His praise, and at the
setting of the stars.