Ali Ünal - Sura: 78. An-Naba' - The Announcement

  1. What are they asking each other about?

  2. About the awesome tidings,

  3. About which they are in disagreement.

  4. No indeed! (They have no need to disagree or question one another about it:) Soon they will come to know!

  5. Again, no indeed! Soon they will come to know!

  6. Have We not made the earth as a cradle,

  7. And the mountains as masts?

  8. And We have created you in pairs.

  9. And We have made your sleep for rest.

  10. And We have made the night as a cloak (covering both you and the world).

  11. And We have made the day for seeking livelihood.

  12. And We have built above you seven firm heavens.

  13. And We have set up (therein) a lamp blazing and resplendent.

  14. And We send down out of the rain-clouds water in abundance,

  15. So that We may produce with it grain and plants,

  16. And gardens dense and luxuriant.

  17. Now assuredly, the Day of Judgment and Distinction is a time appointed (as the result of all that takes place in this world).

  18. The Day when the Trumpet is blown and you all come forth in hosts.

  19. And the heaven is opened (for the descent of angels), and becomes as if gates (so that the world of angels and the world of humankind join each other).

  20. And the mountains are set in motion and so become as if they had never existed.

  21. Surely Hell lies as a place for surveillance,

  22. For the (disbelieving) rebellious, (and) a destined home (which they prepared for themselves while in the world),

  23. Wherein they will remain for ages.

  24. There they will taste neither coolness nor any drink,

  25. Except boiling water and pus,

  26. As a recompense fitting (for their sins).

  27. For they used not to expect to be called to account (for their deeds);

  28. And denied Our Revelations (and all Our other signs in the universe) with willful, obstinate denial.

  29. And every thing (that they did) We wrote down as a record.

  30. So: "Taste (the fruit of your deeds), and We will not increase you except in suffering."

  31. For the God-revering, pious there will surely be triumph:

  32. Gardens and vineyards,

  33. And youthful, full-breasted maidens of equal age.

  34. And a cup full to the brim.

  35. They will hear therein neither vain talk nor falsehood.

  36. (All this as) a reward from your Lord, a gift according to (His) reckoning in full satisfaction.

  37. The Lord of the heavens and the earth and (all) that is between them, the All-Merciful. No one will have the power to address Him.

  38. On that Day the Spirit and the angels stand in ranks. No one will speak except him whom the All-Merciful allows, and he speaks what is right.

  39. That Day (of Judgment) is the Day absolutely true (on which the truth will prevail). So whoever wills, then, let him take a way of return to his Lord.

  40. We have surely warned you against a punishment near at hand. On that Day a person will look at what he has forwarded (from the world) with his own hands, and the unbeliever will say: "Oh, would that I were mere dust (instead of being a responsible being with consciousness and free will)!"


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