Sūra 88: Gāshiya, or The Overwhelming Event

Verses 26 — Makki; Revealed at Mecca — Sections 1

١- هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْغَاشِيَةِ
1. Has the story Reached thee, of The Overwhelming (Event) ?
٢- وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَاشِعَةٌ
2. Some faces, that Day Will be humiliated,
٣- عَامِلَةٌ نَّاصِبَةٌ
3. Laboring (hard), weary,—
٤- تَصْلَىٰ نَارًا حَامِيَةً
4. The while they enter The Blazing Fire,—
٥- تُسْقَىٰ مِنْ عَيْنٍ آنِيَةٍ
5. The while they are given, To drink, of a boiling hot spring,
٦- لَّيْسَ لَهُمْ طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِن ضَرِيعٍ
6. No food will there be For them but a bitter Dhari’
٧- لَّا يُسْمِنُ وَلَا يُغْنِي مِن جُوعٍ
7. Which will neither nourish Nor satisfy hunger.
٨- وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاعِمَةٌ
8. (Other) faces that Day Will be joyful,
٩- لِّسَعْيِهَا رَاضِيَةٌ
9. Pleased with their Striving,—
١٠- فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ
10. In a Garden on high,
١١- لَّا تَسْمَعُ فِيهَا لَاغِيَةً
11. Where they shall hear No (word) of vanity :
١٢- فِيهَا عَيْنٌ جَارِيَةٌ
12. Therein will be A bubbling spring :
١٣- فِيهَا سُرُرٌ مَّرْفُوعَةٌ
13. Therein will be Thrones (Of dignity), raised on high,
١٤- وَأَكْوَابٌ مَّوْضُوعَةٌ
14. Goblets placed (ready),
١٥- وَنَمَارِقُ مَصْفُوفَةٌ
15. And Cushions set in rows,
١٦- وَزَرَابِيُّ مَبْثُوثَةٌ
16. And rich carpets (All) spread out.
١٧- أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى الْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ
17. Do they not look At the Camels, How they are made ?—
١٨- وَإِلَى السَّمَاءِ كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ
18. And at the Sky, How it is raised high ?—
١٩- وَإِلَى الْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ
19. And at the Mountains, How they are fixed firm ?—
٢٠- وَإِلَى الْأَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ
20. And at the Earth, How it is spread out ?
٢١- فَذَكِّرْ إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٌ
21. Therefore do thou give Admonition, for thou art One to admonish.
٢٢- لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ
22. Thou art not one To manage (men’s) affairs.
٢٣- إِلَّا مَن تَوَلَّىٰ وَكَفَرَ
23. But if any turn away And reject God,—
٢٤- فَيُعَذِّبُهُ اللَّـهُ الْعَذَابَ الْأَكْبَرَ
24. God will punish him With a mighty Punishment.
٢٥- إِنَّ إِلَيْنَا إِيَابَهُمْ
25. For to Us will be Their Return ;
٢٦- ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا حِسَابَهُم
26. Then it will be for Us To call them to account.