Chapter 56
In the name of God, the Almighty, the Merciful.
56:1 When the inevitable comes to pass.
56:2 Nothing can stop it from happening.
56:3 It will bring low, and raise up.
56:4 When the earth will be shaken a terrible shake.
56:5 And the mountains will be wiped out.
56:6 So that they become only scattered dust.
56:7 And you will be in three groupings.
56:8 So those on the right, who will be from those on the right?
56:9 And those on the left, who will be from those on the left?
56:10 And the forerunners, the forerunners.
56:11 They will be the ones who are brought near.
56:12 In gardens of bliss.
56:13 Many from the first generations.
56:14 And a few from the later generations.
56:15 Upon luxurious beds.
56:16 Reclining in them, facing each other.
56:17 Moving among them will be immortal children.
56:18 With cups, pitchers, and a cup of pure drink.
56:19 They do not get a headache from it, nor do they tire.
56:20 And fruits of their choice.
56:21 And meat of birds that they desire.
56:22 And wonderful consorts.
56:23 Like pearls which are sheltered.
56:24 A reward for their works.
56:25 They will not hear in it any nonsense, nor blame.
56:26 Only the utterances of: "Peace. Peace."
56:27 And those on the right, who will be with those on the right?
56:28 In lush orchards.
56:29 And fruit trees which are ripe.
56:30 And extended shade.
56:31 And flowing water.
56:32 And many fruits.
56:33 Neither ending; nor disallowed.
56:34 And raised furnishings.
56:35 We have developed them completely.
56:36 And made them never previously touched.
56:37 Perfect, mature in age.
56:38 For those on the right side.
56:39 Many from the early generations.
56:40 And many from the later generations.
56:41 And those on the left, who will be from those on the left?
56:42 In fierce hot winds and boiling water.
56:43 And a shade that is unpleasant.
56:44 Neither cool, nor helpful.
56:45 They used to be indulged in luxury before this.
56:46 And they persisted in the great oathbreaking.
56:47 And they used to say: "After we die and turn to dust and bones, we will get resurrected?"
56:48 "And also our fathers of old?"
56:49 Say: "The people of old and the later generations,"
56:50 "Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined Day."
56:51 "Then you, O rejecting strayers,"
56:52 "Will eat from the tree of Bitterness,"
56:53 "Filling your bellies therefrom,"
56:54 "Then drinking on top of it boiling water,"
56:55 "So you will drink like diseased camels!"
56:56 Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.
56:57 We have created you, if you could only believe!
56:58 Have you noted the semen that you produce?
56:59 Did you create it, or were We the Ones who have created it?
56:60 We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop Us,
56:61 From transforming your forms, and establishing you in what you do not know.
56:62 You have come to know about the first creation. If only you would remember.
56:63 Have you noted the crops you reap?
56:64 Did you grow them, or were We the Ones who grew them?
56:65 If We wished, We can turn them into hay. Then you will be left in wonderment:
56:66 "We are lost."
56:67 "No, we are deprived!"
56:68 Have you noted the water you drink?
56:69 Did you send it down from the clouds, or is it We who sent it down?
56:70 If We wished, We can make it salty. If only you would give thanks.
56:71 Have you noted the fire you kindle?
56:72 Did you establish its tree, or is it We who established it?
56:73 We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.
56:74 You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
56:75 I do swear by the positions of the stars.
56:76 This is an oath, if only you knew, that is great.
56:77 It is an honorable Qur'an.
56:78 In a protected Book.
56:79 None can grasp it, except those purified.
56:80 A revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
56:81 Are you disregarding this narrative?
56:82 And you have your provisions, yet you are denying?
56:83 So when the time comes and it reaches your throat.
56:84 And at that moment you look around.
56:85 We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.
56:86 So if you do not owe any account.
56:87 Then return it, if you are truthful?
56:88 So, if he is one of those who are made near.
56:89 Then joy, and rose buds, and gardens of bliss.
56:90 And if he is one of the people of the right.
56:91 Then: "Peace" from the people of the right.
56:92 But if he is one of the deniers, the strayers.
56:93 Then an abode of boiling water.
56:94 And a burning in Hell.
56:95 This is the absolute truth.
56:96 You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.