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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.