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78:1 - Whereof do they question one another?

78:2 - (It is) of the awful tidings,

78:3 - Concerning which they are in disagreement.

78:4 - Nay, but they will come to know!

78:5 - Nay, again, but they will come to know!

78:6 - Have We not made the earth an expanse,

78:7 - And the high hills bulwarks?

78:8 - And We have created you in pairs,

78:9 - And have appointed your sleep for repose,

78:10 - And have appointed the night as a cloak,

78:11 - And have appointed the day for livelihood.

78:12 - And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

78:13 - And have appointed a dazzling lamp,

78:14 - And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water,

78:15 - Thereby to produce grain and plant,

78:16 - And gardens of thick foliage.

78:17 - Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,

78:18 - A day when the trumpet is blown and ye come in multitudes,

78:19 - And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,

78:20 - And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.

78:21 - Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,

78:22 - A home for the rebellious.

78:23 - They will abide therein for ages.

78:24 - Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink

78:25 - Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:

78:26 - Reward proportioned (to their evil deeds).

78:27 - For lo! they looked not for a reckoning;

78:28 - They called Our revelations false with strong denial.

78:29 - Everything have We recorded in a Book.

78:30 - So taste (of that which ye have earned). No increase do We give you save of torment.

78:31 - Lo! for the duteous is achievement -

78:32 - Gardens enclosed and vineyards,

78:33 - And voluptuous women of equal age;

78:34 - And a full cup.

78:35 - There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying -

78:36 - Requital from thy Lord - a gift in payment -

78:37 - Lord of the heavens and the earth, and (all) that is between them, the Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.

78:38 - On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed, they speak not, saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who speaketh right.

78:39 - That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse unto his Lord.

78:40 - Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: "Would that I were dust!"