Of what do they question one another?
About the Great News,
About which they are in disagreement?
Verily, they shall soon come to know
Verily, verily, they shall soon come to know.
Have We not made the earth an expanse?
And the mountains as projections (thereon)?
And created you in pairs?
And made your sleep for rest?
And made the night to be a covering?
And made the day for livelihood and activity?
And made above you seven firmaments (heavens)?
And placed therein a shining lamp (the Sun)?
And do We not send down from the clouds water in abundance,
That We may bring forth thereby corn and vegetable,
And gardens dense and luxuriant?
Surely the Day of Decision (or Sorting ) is a thing appointed:
The day on which the trumpet shall be blown so you shall come forth in hosts,
And the heaven shall be opened as if it were all doors,
And the mountains shall be moved off so that they shall remain a mere semblance.
Surely hell lies in ambush,
A destination for those who transgress the bounds,
Abiding therein for ages.
They shall not taste therein anything cool nor drink
But boiling and intensely cold water,
Requital corresponding (or proportional to their state).
Surely they feared not the account,
And called Our revelations a lie with strong denial.
And We have preserved all things in a Record.
"So taste you (the fruits of your deeds)! For We will not add to you aught but torment.
Surely for the righteous is achievement (or success, self-fulfilment),
Gardens and vineyards,
And those showing freshness of youth, equals in age,
And a pure cup.
They shall not hear therein any vain words nor lying.
A reward from your Lord, a gift according to reckoning (or sufficient):
From the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Beneficent Allah, with whom none can argue.
The day on which the Spirit and the angels shall stand arrayed; they speak not except him whom the Beneficent permits and who speaks aright.
That is the Day of Certain Reality, so whoever desires may take refuge with his Lord.
Surely We have warned you of a doom near at hand: the day when man shall see that which his two hands have sent before, and the unbeliever shall say, "O! Would that I were dust!"