Amatul Rahman Omar - Sura: 88. Al-Ghashiyah - The Overwhelming Event

  1. There has reached you the news of the overwhelming event (- the Resurrection).

  2. Some persons shall be downcast and humble that day.

  3. Toil-worn and weary.

  4. They shall enter a blazing Fire.

  5. They shall be made to drink from a spring of boiling hot water;

  6. Dry, bitter and thorny herbage shall be their only food,

  7. Which neither nourishes nor satisfies hunger.

  8. On that day some (other) persons will be fresh and joyful,

  9. Well-satisfied with (the fruit of) their (pious) strivings.

  10. (They will live) in a sublime Garden,

  11. Wherein you will hear no vain talk.

  12. It shall have a running spring,

  13. It shall have thrones raised high,

  14. And goblets properly set,

  15. And cushions (beautifully) ranged in rows,

  16. And velvety carpets (tastefully) spread.

  17. Do the people not then look at the clouds and the camels, how they are made,

  18. And at the heaven, how it is raised high;

  19. And at the mountains, how they are set up;

  20. And at the earth, how it is spread out?

  21. Keep on admonishing (them even if they insist on shutting their eyes), so your duty is one of an admonisher.

  22. You are not (appointed) a keeper, stern and hard, to (compel) them.

  23. But as to him who turns away and disbelieves,

  24. Allâh shall punish him with the greatest punishment.

  25. Verily, to Us is their ultimate return;

  26. Then it is surely for Us to call them to account.


Sura 87Sura 89