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!"