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(Allah swears) by the mountain, Toor
And by the book inscribed
On fine parchment __ an open book, (the Qur´an), distributed (and found) all over
And (He swears) by the oft-visited house (of worship, the Kaaba in Makkah)
And the high (elevated) ceiling, (the sky)
(He swears that) the punishment of your Lord shall definitely come to pass
Which absolutely no one can avert
The sky, that day, would rock and reel fiercely
Set in motion, the mountains will slide about briskly
There is misery that day for (all) those who denied (the revelation)
Those who stayed engrossed in (fruitless) pastimes
Pushed (and shoved) towards the hellfire (with disdain), they would be thrust into it with force
"This is the fire you had refused to believe!"
"(Now)! Is this magic, or don´t you see (clearly)?"
"Burn in it! Bear it patiently, or be impatient. It is all the same for you, now! You are only being treated (strictly) in accordance with your deeds."
And of course, those who feared (Allah) would be in paradise amidst blessings
Enjoying (with a relish) whatever their Lord will grant them. And their Lord will spare them the torment of the hellfire
"Eat and drink, and enjoy (your reward for) what you used to do."
They shall recline on thrones arranged in rows (as per their ranks). We will wed them with the lovely-eyed (heavenly) nymphs (of paradise)
(As a favor) for those who believe, We will make their offspring _ those who followed them in faith _ join them (in paradise). Not a bit shall be reduced from the reward of their deeds. Each person is held in a pledge _ (a guarantee) _ against the deeds he (or she) earns. (Good deeds alone meet the obligation)
And We shall continue to provide them such fruits and meats (in abundance), just as they please
Avidly, they shall take from each other cups of (exotic) wine (served) in paradise. It shall not cause a foolish flustered prattle, nor will it carry an offense
Dainty graceful lads would make the rounds, and wait on them. (Groomed and well-kempt) as if they were well preserved pearls
They would turn towards each other, and ask
They would say, "Earlier, living with our families, we passed our time being anxious and afraid."
"And Allah bestowed His favors upon us, and spared us the torment of the hot scorching wind."
"Indeed, (in our previous life), we used to invoke (and pray to) Him (exclusively). He is surely the Kind and the Merciful!"
So, (oh prophet), continue to admonish (them). By the grace of your Lord, you are not a (crystal gazing) soothsayer; and you are not a mad man
And they say, "(He is) a poet! Let us wait. An adverse turn of fortune may just do him in!"
Say, "Keep watching! I, too, shall watch with you!"
Is it (really) their intellect that instructs them (to say) this? Or are they a nation guilty of excess
Or do they say that he, (Muhammad, SAW), has composed the Qur´an himself? The fact is, they just don´t (want to) believe
If they are right, let them come up with a similar kind of composition
Did they come into being out of nothing, and without the Creator? Or were they (their own) creators
Is it they, who brought the heavens and the earth into being? The fact is they lack faith
Is it they, who possess the treasures of your Lord? Do they have a license to use those treasures with impunity
Do they have a ladder, (or a device), with which they eavesdrop and listen (to matters beyond human perception)? If so, let those who eavesdrop present a definite proof
Does He really have daughters, while you have sons
(Oh prophet), are you asking them for a fee, so they feel burdened by that liability
Or, do they have (an access to) the unseen, and are they writing it down
Or perhaps they intend to play a trick (to escape the consequences of their deeds). But those who disbelieve are going to be outwitted
Or do they have patrons (and deities) other than Allah? Exalted is Allah, far above those they associate with Him as partners
(Even) if they saw a part of the sky falling down, they would (merely) say, "(It is only) a heap of clouds."
So leave them till they meet their day _ the day when they shall be struck the lightning bolts
That day, their tricks (and schemes) will not protect them a bit; nor would they receive any help
Indeed, prior to this _ (the hellfire) _ there are (also) other kinds of torments for the evildoers (in this world, and in their graves). But, most of them do not know
So wait patiently for your Lord´s decree. For, of course you are always under Our watchful eye! And sing the praises of your Lord when you wake up (in the morning)
And chant His praises in the night, too. And again when the stars (begin to) set
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