In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The indubitable event! ٱلْحَآقَّةُ۝۱
And what is that indubitable event? مَا ٱلْحَآقَّةُ ۝۲
And what do you know what that indubitable event is? وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلْحَآقَّةُ ۝۳
The Thamud and the Ad denied the (possibility of a) sudden calamity, calling it false. كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ وَعَادٌۢ بِٱلْقَارِعَةِ ۝۴
Then the Thamud were destroyed by an awesome upheaval; فَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَأُهْلِكُوا۟ بِٱلطَّاغِيَةِ ۝۵
and the Ad were destroyed by a furiously raging wind-storm وَأَمَّا عَادٌ فَأُهْلِكُوا۟ بِرِيحٍ صَرْصَرٍ عَاتِيَةٍ ۝۶
which He let loose upon them for seven nights and eight days in succession; so that (if you had been there) you might have seen people lying prostrate, as though they were uprooted trunks of hollowed palm trees. سَخَّرَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَبْعَ لَيَالٍ وَثَمَٰنِيَةَ أَيَّامٍ حُسُومًا فَتَرَى ٱلْقَوْمَ فِيهَا صَرْعَىٰ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ خَاوِيَةٍ ۝۷
Do you now see any trace of them? فَهَلْ تَرَىٰ لَهُم مِّنۢ بَاقِيَةٍ ۝۸
Pharaoh and those before him and the people of the overturned habitations all engaged in the same great sin. وَجَآءَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَن قَبْلَهُۥ وَٱلْمُؤْتَفِكَٰتُ بِٱلْخَاطِئَةِ ۝۹
They did not follow the Messenger of their Lord, and so He seized them with a severe grip. فَعَصَوْا۟ رَسُولَ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَهُمْ أَخْذَةً رَّابِيَةً ۝۱۰
Verily when the water rose to great heights, We bore you upon a floating vessel (i.e. the Ark) إِنَّا لَمَّا طَغَا ٱلْمَآءُ حَمَلْنَٰكُمْ فِى ٱلْجَارِيَةِ ۝۱۱
so that We might make it an instructive event for you, and retentive ears might preserve its memory. لِنَجْعَلَهَا لَكُمْ تَذْكِرَةً وَتَعِيَهَآ أُذُنٌ وَٰعِيَةٌ ۝۱۲
So when the Trumpet is blown with a single blast فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِى ٱلصُّورِ نَفْخَةٌ وَٰحِدَةٌ ۝۱۳
and the earth and the mountains are carried aloft and are crushed to bits at one stroke, وَحُمِلَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ وَٱلْجِبَالُ فَدُكَّتَا دَكَّةً وَٰحِدَةً ۝۱۴
on that Day shall that indubitable event come to pass; فَيَوْمَئِذٍ وَقَعَتِ ٱلْوَاقِعَةُ ۝۱۵
when the sky will be rent asunder, the grip holding it together having loosened on that Day, وَٱنشَقَّتِ ٱلسَّمَآءُ فَهِىَ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاهِيَةٌ ۝۱۶
and the angels will stand on the sides, with eight of them bearing aloft the Throne of your Lord on that Day. وَٱلْمَلَكُ عَلَىٰٓ أَرْجَآئِهَا ۚ وَيَحْمِلُ عَرْشَ رَبِّكَ فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ ثَمَٰنِيَةٌ ۝۱۷
That will be the Day when you shall be brought forth (before Allah) and no secret of yours shall remain hidden. يَوْمَئِذٍ تُعْرَضُونَ لَا تَخْفَىٰ مِنكُمْ خَافِيَةٌ ۝۱۸
On that Day, he whose Record is given to him in his right hand will say: “Lo! Read my Record! فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَٰبَهُۥ بِيَمِينِهِۦ فَيَقُولُ هَآؤُمُ ٱقْرَءُوا۟ كِتَٰبِيَهْ ۝۱۹
Verily I was sure that I would be handed over my account.” إِنِّى ظَنَنتُ أَنِّى مُلَٰقٍ حِسَابِيَهْ ۝۲۰
Then he shall find himself in a life of bliss; فَهُوَ فِى عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ ۝۲۱
in a lofty Garden فِى جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ ۝۲۲
the clusters of whose fruit will be hanging low to be within reach (of the inmates of Paradise). قُطُوفُهَا دَانِيَةٌ ۝۲۳
(They will be told): “Eat and drink with good cheer as a reward for the good deeds you did in the days that have passed by.” كُلُوا۟ وَٱشْرَبُوا۟ هَنِيٓـًٔۢا بِمَآ أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِى ٱلْأَيَّامِ ٱلْخَالِيَةِ ۝۲۴
As for him whose Record will be given to him in his left hand, he will exclaim: “Would that I had never been given my Record, وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَٰبَهُۥ بِشِمَالِهِۦ فَيَقُولُ يَٰلَيْتَنِى لَمْ أُوتَ كِتَٰبِيَهْ ۝۲۵
and had not known my account. وَلَمْ أَدْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ ۝۲۶
Oh! Would that the death that came to me in the world had made an end of me! يَٰلَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ ٱلْقَاضِيَةَ ۝۲۷
My riches have not availed me, مَآ أَغْنَىٰ عَنِّى مَالِيَهْ ۜ ۝۲۸
and my authority has vanished.” هَلَكَ عَنِّى سُلْطَٰنِيَهْ ۝۲۹
(A command will be issued): “Seize him and shackle him, خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ ۝۳۰
then cast him in the Fire, ثُمَّ ٱلْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ ۝۳۱
then fasten him with a chain, seventy cubits long. ثُمَّ فِى سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَٱسْلُكُوهُ ۝۳۲
He would not believe in Allah, the Most Great; إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ۝۳۳
nor would he urge the feeding of the poor. وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ ۝۳۴
Today he has been left here friendless; فَلَيْسَ لَهُ ٱلْيَوْمَ هَٰهُنَا حَمِيمٌ ۝۳۵
and has no food except the filth from the washing of wounds, وَلَا طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِنْ غِسْلِينٍ ۝۳۶
which only the sinners will eat.” لَّا يَأْكُلُهُۥٓ إِلَّا ٱلْخَٰطِـُٔونَ ۝۳۷
But no; I swear by what you see, فَلَآ أُقْسِمُ بِمَا تُبْصِرُونَ ۝۳۸
and by what you do not see, وَمَا لَا تُبْصِرُونَ ۝۳۹
that this is the speech of an honourable Messenger, إِنَّهُۥ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ ۝۴۰
not the speech of a poet. Little do you believe! وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَاعِرٍ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تُؤْمِنُونَ ۝۴۱
Nor is this the speech of a soothsayer. Little do you reflect! وَلَا بِقَوْلِ كَاهِنٍ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ ۝۴۲
It has been revealed by the Lord of the Universe. تَنزِيلٌ مِّن رَّبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ ۝۴۳
And if he [i.e., the Prophets] had forged this Discourse and thereafter ascribed it to Us, وَلَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بَعْضَ ٱلْأَقَاوِيلِ ۝۴۴
We would surely have seized him by the right hand, لَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِٱلْيَمِينِ ۝۴۵
and then severed his life vein; ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ ٱلْوَتِينَ ۝۴۶
and not one of you would have been able to withhold Us from doing so. فَمَا مِنكُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ عَنْهُ حَٰجِزِينَ ۝۴۷
Surely it is a Good Counsel for the God-fearing. وَإِنَّهُۥ لَتَذْكِرَةٌ لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ ۝۴۸
We certainly know that some among you will give the lie to it, وَإِنَّا لَنَعْلَمُ أَنَّ مِنكُم مُّكَذِّبِينَ ۝۴۹
and surely it will be a cause of regret for the unbelievers. وَإِنَّهُۥ لَحَسْرَةٌ عَلَى ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ ۝۵۰
Certainly it is a Truth of absolute certainty. وَإِنَّهُۥ لَحَقُّ ٱلْيَقِينِ ۝۵۱
So glorify the name of your Lord Most Great. فَسَبِّحْ بِٱسْمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ۝۵۲