In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
When the Event will come to pass إِذَا وَقَعَتِ ٱلْوَاقِعَةُ۝۱
– and then there will be no one to deny its occurrence – لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ ۝۲
(a calamitous Event) that shall turn things upside down: خَافِضَةٌ رَّافِعَةٌ ۝۳
when the earth will suddenly shake with a terrible shaking, إِذَا رُجَّتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ رَجًّا ۝۴
and the mountains will crumble وَبُسَّتِ ٱلْجِبَالُ بَسًّا ۝۵
and will scatter abroad into fine dust. فَكَانَتْ هَبَآءً مُّنۢبَثًّا ۝۶
You shall then become three groups. وَكُنتُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا ثَلَٰثَةً ۝۷
The People on the Right: and how fortunate will be the People on the Right! فَأَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَيْمَنَةِ مَآ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَيْمَنَةِ ۝۸
And the People on the Left: and how miserable will be the People on the Left! وَأَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَشْـَٔمَةِ مَآ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَشْـَٔمَةِ ۝۹
As for the Foremost, they will be the foremost! وَٱلسَّٰبِقُونَ ٱلسَّٰبِقُونَ ۝۱۰
They shall be near-stationed (to their Lord), أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبُونَ ۝۱۱
in the Gardens of Bliss. فِى جَنَّٰتِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ ۝۱۲
A throng of the ancients, ثُلَّةٌ مِّنَ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ ۝۱۳
and a few from later times. وَقَلِيلٌ مِّنَ ٱلْءَاخِرِينَ ۝۱۴
They (will be seated) on gold-encrusted couches, عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مَّوْضُونَةٍ ۝۱۵
reclining on them, arrayed face to face; مُّتَّكِـِٔينَ عَلَيْهَا مُتَقَٰبِلِينَ ۝۱۶
immortal youths shall go about them يَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ وِلْدَٰنٌ مُّخَلَّدُونَ ۝۱۷
with goblets and ewers and a cup filled with a drink drawn from a running spring, بِأَكْوَابٍ وَأَبَارِيقَ وَكَأْسٍ مِّن مَّعِينٍ ۝۱۸
a drink by which their minds will not be clouded nor will it cause drunkenness; لَّا يُصَدَّعُونَ عَنْهَا وَلَا يُنزِفُونَ ۝۱۹
they will also go about them with the fruits of which they may choose, وَفَٰكِهَةٍ مِّمَّا يَتَخَيَّرُونَ ۝۲۰
and with the flesh of any fowl that they may desire to eat; وَلَحْمِ طَيْرٍ مِّمَّا يَشْتَهُونَ ۝۲۱
and there shall be wide-eyed maidens, وَحُورٌ عِينٌ ۝۲۲
beautiful as pearls hidden in their shells. كَأَمْثَٰلِ ٱللُّؤْلُؤِ ٱلْمَكْنُونِ ۝۲۳
All this shall be theirs as a reward for their deeds. جَزَآءًۢ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ ۝۲۴
There they shall hear no idle talk nor any sinful speech. لَا يَسْمَعُونَ فِيهَا لَغْوًا وَلَا تَأْثِيمًا ۝۲۵
All talk will be sound and upright. إِلَّا قِيلًا سَلَٰمًا سَلَٰمًا ۝۲۶
As for the People on the Right, how fortunate shall be the people on the Right! وَأَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْيَمِينِ مَآ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْيَمِينِ ۝۲۷
They shall be in the midst of thornless lote trees, فِى سِدْرٍ مَّخْضُودٍ ۝۲۸
and flower-clad acacias, وَطَلْحٍ مَّنضُودٍ ۝۲۹
and extended shade, وَظِلٍّ مَّمْدُودٍ ۝۳۰
and gushing water, وَمَآءٍ مَّسْكُوبٍ ۝۳۱
and abundant fruit, وَفَٰكِهَةٍ كَثِيرَةٍ ۝۳۲
never-ending and unforbidden. لَّا مَقْطُوعَةٍ وَلَا مَمْنُوعَةٍ ۝۳۳
They shall be on upraised couches, وَفُرُشٍ مَّرْفُوعَةٍ ۝۳۴
and their spouses We shall have brought them into being afresh, إِنَّآ أَنشَأْنَٰهُنَّ إِنشَآءً ۝۳۵
and shall have made them virgins, فَجَعَلْنَٰهُنَّ أَبْكَارًا ۝۳۶
intensely loving and of matching age. عُرُبًا أَتْرَابًا ۝۳۷
All this will be for the People on the Right; لِّأَصْحَٰبِ ٱلْيَمِينِ ۝۳۸
a large throng from the ancients, ثُلَّةٌ مِّنَ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ ۝۳۹
and also a large throng from those of later times. وَثُلَّةٌ مِّنَ ٱلْءَاخِرِينَ ۝۴۰
As for the People on the Left: how miserable will be the People on the Left! وَأَصْحَٰبُ ٱلشِّمَالِ مَآ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلشِّمَالِ ۝۴۱
They will be in the midst of scorching wind and boiling water, فِى سَمُومٍ وَحَمِيمٍ ۝۴۲
and a shade of thick, pitch-black smoke, وَظِلٍّ مِّن يَحْمُومٍ ۝۴۳
which will neither be cool nor soothing. لَّا بَارِدٍ وَلَا كَرِيمٍ ۝۴۴
Surely they had lived before in luxury, إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا۟ قَبْلَ ذَٰلِكَ مُتْرَفِينَ ۝۴۵
and had persisted in the Great Sin. وَكَانُوا۟ يُصِرُّونَ عَلَى ٱلْحِنثِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ۝۴۶
They used to say: “What! Once we are dead and are reduced to dust and bones, shall we still be raised to a new life from the dead? وَكَانُوا۟ يَقُولُونَ أَئِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ ۝۴۷
(We) and our fore-fathers of yore?” أَوَءَابَآؤُنَا ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ ۝۴۸
Tell them, (O Prophet): “The earlier ones and the later ones قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ وَٱلْءَاخِرِينَ ۝۴۹
shall all be brought together on an appointed Day. لَمَجْمُوعُونَ إِلَىٰ مِيقَٰتِ يَوْمٍ مَّعْلُومٍ ۝۵۰
Then you, the erring ones and those that gave the lie to the Truth, ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا ٱلضَّآلُّونَ ٱلْمُكَذِّبُونَ ۝۵۱
shall all eat from the Tree of al-Zaqqum, لَءَاكِلُونَ مِن شَجَرٍ مِّن زَقُّومٍ ۝۵۲
filling your bellies with it; فَمَالِـُٔونَ مِنْهَا ٱلْبُطُونَ ۝۵۳
and thereupon you shall drink boiling water, فَشَٰرِبُونَ عَلَيْهِ مِنَ ٱلْحَمِيمِ ۝۵۴
drinking it as thirsty camels do.” فَشَٰرِبُونَ شُرْبَ ٱلْهِيمِ ۝۵۵
Thus shall they be entertained on the Day of Recompense. هَٰذَا نُزُلُهُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلدِّينِ ۝۵۶
We have created you, then why would you not confirm it? نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَٰكُمْ فَلَوْلَا تُصَدِّقُونَ ۝۵۷
Did you ever consider the sperm that you emit? أَفَرَءَيْتُم مَّا تُمْنُونَ ۝۵۸
Do you create a child out of it, or are We its creators? ءَأَنتُمْ تَخْلُقُونَهُۥٓ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلْخَٰلِقُونَ ۝۵۹
It is We Who ordained death upon you and We are not to be frustrated. نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ ۝۶۰
Had We so wished, nothing could have hindered Us from replacing you by others like yourselves, or transforming you into beings you know nothing about. عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ أَمْثَٰلَكُمْ وَنُنشِئَكُمْ فِى مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ ۝۶۱
You are well aware of the first creation; then, do you learn no lesson from it? وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ ٱلنَّشْأَةَ ٱلْأُولَىٰ فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ ۝۶۲
Have you considered the seeds you till? أَفَرَءَيْتُم مَّا تَحْرُثُونَ ۝۶۳
Is it you or We Who make them grow? ءَأَنتُمْ تَزْرَعُونَهُۥٓ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلزَّٰرِعُونَ ۝۶۴
If We so wished, We could have reduced your harvest to rubble, and you would have been left wonder-struck to exclaim: لَوْ نَشَآءُ لَجَعَلْنَٰهُ حُطَٰمًا فَظَلْتُمْ تَفَكَّهُونَ ۝۶۵
“We have been penalised; إِنَّا لَمُغْرَمُونَ ۝۶۶
nay; we have been undone!” بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ ۝۶۷
Did you cast a good look at the water that you drink? أَفَرَءَيْتُمُ ٱلْمَآءَ ٱلَّذِى تَشْرَبُونَ ۝۶۸
Is it you who brought it down from the clouds or is it We Who brought it down? ءَأَنتُمْ أَنزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ ٱلْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلْمُنزِلُونَ ۝۶۹
If We had so pleased, We could have made it bitter. So why would you not give thanks? لَوْ نَشَآءُ جَعَلْنَٰهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ ۝۷۰
Did you consider the fire which you kindle? أَفَرَءَيْتُمُ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى تُورُونَ ۝۷۱
Did you make its tree grow or was it We Who made it grow? ءَأَنتُمْ أَنشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَآ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلْمُنشِـُٔونَ ۝۷۲
We made it a reminder and a provision for the needy. نَحْنُ جَعَلْنَٰهَا تَذْكِرَةً وَمَتَٰعًا لِّلْمُقْوِينَ ۝۷۳
Glorify, then, (O Prophet), the name of your Great Lord. فَسَبِّحْ بِٱسْمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ۝۷۴
No! I swear by the positions of the stars – فَلَآ أُقْسِمُ بِمَوَٰقِعِ ٱلنُّجُومِ ۝۷۵
and this is indeed a mighty oath, if only you knew – وَإِنَّهُۥ لَقَسَمٌ لَّوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عَظِيمٌ ۝۷۶
that this indeed is a noble Qur'an, إِنَّهُۥ لَقُرْءَانٌ كَرِيمٌ ۝۷۷
inscribed in a well-guarded Book, فِى كِتَٰبٍ مَّكْنُونٍ ۝۷۸
which none but the pure may touch; لَّا يَمَسُّهُۥٓ إِلَّا ٱلْمُطَهَّرُونَ ۝۷۹
a revelation from the Lord of the Universe. تَنزِيلٌ مِّن رَّبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ ۝۸۰
Do you, then, take this discourse in light esteem, أَفَبِهَٰذَا ٱلْحَدِيثِ أَنتُم مُّدْهِنُونَ ۝۸۱
and your portion in it is simply that you denounce it as false? وَتَجْعَلُونَ رِزْقَكُمْ أَنَّكُمْ تُكَذِّبُونَ ۝۸۲
Why, then, when the soul leaps up to the throat, فَلَوْلَآ إِذَا بَلَغَتِ ٱلْحُلْقُومَ ۝۸۳
the while you are helplessly watching that he is on the verge of death, وَأَنتُمْ حِينَئِذٍ تَنظُرُونَ ۝۸۴
– at that moment when We are closer to him than you, although you do not see (Us) وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنكُمْ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تُبْصِرُونَ ۝۸۵
if you are not subject to anyone's authority, فَلَوْلَآ إِن كُنتُمْ غَيْرَ مَدِينِينَ ۝۸۶
why are you then not able to bring them back to life if you are truthful? تَرْجِعُونَهَآ إِن كُنتُمْ صَٰدِقِينَ ۝۸۷
So if he is one of those who are near-stationed (to Allah), فَأَمَّآ إِن كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ ۝۸۸
then happiness and delight and Gardens of Bliss are his. فَرَوْحٌ وَرَيْحَانٌ وَجَنَّتُ نَعِيمٍ ۝۸۹
And if he is one of the People on the Right, وَأَمَّآ إِن كَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَٰبِ ٱلْيَمِينِ ۝۹۰
he will be welcomed by the words: “Peace to you” from the People on the Right. فَسَلَٰمٌ لَّكَ مِنْ أَصْحَٰبِ ٱلْيَمِينِ ۝۹۱
And if he is one of those who give the lie (to this Message) and go astray, وَأَمَّآ إِن كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ ٱلضَّآلِّينَ ۝۹۲
then he will be served boiling water, فَنُزُلٌ مِّنْ حَمِيمٍ ۝۹۳
and will be scorched by the Fire. وَتَصْلِيَةُ جَحِيمٍ ۝۹۴
That indeed is the absolute truth. إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَهُوَ حَقُّ ٱلْيَقِينِ ۝۹۵
So glorify the name of your Great Lord. فَسَبِّحْ بِٱسْمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ۝۹۶