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78:1  About what are they asking one another?
78:2  About the momentous news:
78:3  the thing about which they differ.
78:4  No indeed! They will soon know!
78:5  Again, no indeed! They will soon know!
78:6  Have We not made the earth a flat carpet
78:7  and the mountains its pegs?
78:8  We have created you in pairs.
78:9  We made your sleep a break.
78:10  We made the night a cloak.
78:11  We made the day for earning a living.
78:12  We built seven firm layers above you.
78:13  We installed a blazing lamp.
78:14  We sent down cascading water from the clouds
78:15  so that by it We might bring forth grains and plants
78:16  and luxuriant gardens.
78:17  The Day of Decision is a fixed appointment:
78:18  the Day the Trumpet is blown and you come in droves,
78:19  and heaven is opened and becomes doorways,
78:20  and the mountains are shifted and become a mirage.
78:21  Hell lies in wait —
78:22  a homecoming for the profligate
78:23  remaining in it for countless aeons,
78:24  not tasting any coolness there or any drink,
78:25  except for boiling water and scalding pus —
78:26  a fitting recompense.
78:27  They did not expect to have a reckoning
78:28  and utterly denied Our Signs.
78:29  We have recorded all things in writing.
78:30  So taste! We will increase you only in punishment.
78:31  For those who have taqwa there is triumph:
78:32  Gardens and grape vines,
78:33  and nubile maidens of similar age,
78:34  and an overflowing cup,
78:35  where they will hear no prattle and no denial,
78:36  a recompense from your Lord, a commensurate gift.
78:37  Lord of the heavens and earth and everything between them, the All-Merciful. They will not have the power to speak to Him.
78:38  On the Day when the Spirit and the angels stand in ranks, no one will speak, except for him who is authorised by the All-Merciful and says what is right.
78:39  That will be the True Day. So whoever wills should take the way back to his Lord.
78:40  We have warned you of an imminent punishment on the Day when a man will see what he has done, and the kafir will say, ´Oh, if only I were dust!´