69:1 - The Reality! 69:2 - What is the Reality? 69:3 - Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is! 69:4 - (The tribes of) Thamud and A'ad disbelieved in the judgment to come. 69:5 - As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning. 69:6 - And as for A'ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, 69:7 - Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees. 69:8 - Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them? 69:9 - And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error, 69:10 - And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip. 69:11 - Lo! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship 69:12 - That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears (that heard the story) might remember. 69:13 - And when the trumpet shall sound one blast 69:14 - And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash, 69:15 - Then, on that day will the Event befall. 69:16 - And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail. 69:17 - And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them. 69:18 - On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden. 69:19 - Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book! 69:20 - Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning. 69:21 - Then he will be in blissful state 69:22 - In a high garden 69:23 - Whereof the clusters are in easy reach. 69:24 - (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. 69:25 - But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book 69:26 - And knew not what my reckoning! 69:27 - Oh, would that it had been death! 69:28 - My wealth hath not availed me, 69:29 - My power hath gone from me. 69:30 - (It will be said): Take him and fetter him 69:31 - And then expose him to hell-fire 69:32 - And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. 69:33 - Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous, 69:34 - And urged not on the feeding of the wretched. 69:35 - Therefor hath he no lover here this day, 69:36 - Nor any food save filth 69:37 - Which none but sinners eat. 69:38 - But nay! I swear by all that ye see 69:39 - And all that ye see not 69:40 - That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger. 69:41 - It is not poet's speech - little is it that ye believe! 69:42 - Nor diviner's speech - little is it that ye remember! 69:43 - It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. 69:44 - And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, 69:45 - We assuredly had taken him by the right hand 69:46 - And then severed his life-artery, 69:47 - And not one of you could have held Us off from him. 69:48 - And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off (evil). 69:49 - And lo! We know that some among you will deny (it). 69:50 - And lo! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers. 69:51 - And lo! it is absolute truth. 69:52 - So glorify the name of thy Tremendous Lord.