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.