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69:1  The Sure Reality
69:2  What is the Sure Reality
69:3  And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is
69:4  The Thamud and the 'Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity
69:5  But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning
69:6  And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent
69:7  He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down
69:8  Then seest thou any of them left surviving
69:9  And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin
69:10  And disobeyed (each) the messenger of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty
69:11  We, when the water (of Noah's Flood) overflowed beyond its limits, carried you (mankind), in the floating (Ark)
69:12  That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance
69:13  Then, when one blast is sounded on the Trumpet
69:14  And the earth is moved, and its mountains, and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,
69:15  On that Day shall the (Great) Event come to pass
69:16  And the sky will be rent asunder, for it will that Day be flimsy
69:17  And the angels will be on its sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them
69:18  That Day shall ye be brought to Judgment: not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden
69:19  Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Ah here! Read ye my Record
69:20  "I did really understand that my Account would (One Day) reach me!"
69:21  And he will be in a life of Bliss
69:22  In a Garden on high
69:23  The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches) low and near
69:24  "Eat ye and drink ye, with full satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent before you, in the days that are gone!"
69:25  And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me
69:26  "And that I had never realised how my account (stood)
69:27  "Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me
69:28  "Of no profit to me has been my wealth
69:29  "My power has perished from me!"..
69:30  (The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him
69:31  "And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire
69:32  "Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits
69:33  "This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High
69:34  "And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent
69:35  "So no friend hath he here this Day
69:36  "Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds
69:37  "Which none do eat but those in sin."
69:38  So I do call to witness what ye see
69:39  And what ye see not
69:40  That this is verily the word of an honoured messenger
69:41  It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe
69:42  Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is ye receive
69:43  (This is) a Message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds
69:44  And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name
69:45  We should certainly seize him by his right hand
69:46  And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart
69:47  Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath)
69:48  But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing
69:49  And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it)
69:50  But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers
69:51  But verily it is Truth of assured certainty
69:52  So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High