||The Sure Reality!
||What is the Sure Reality?
||And what will make thee realise what the
Sure Reality is?
||The Thamud and the 'Ad People (branded) as
false the Stunning Calamity!
||But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a
terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!
||And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a
furious Wind, exceedingly violent;
||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!
||Then seest thou any of them left surviving?
||And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the
Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin.
||And disobeyed (each) the apostle of their
Lord; so He punished them with an abundant
||We, when the water (of Noah's Flood)
overflowed beyond its limits, carried you
(mankind), in the floating (Ark),
||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
||Then, when one blast is sounded on the
||And the earth is moved, and its mountains,
and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,-
||On that Day shall the (Great) Event come to
||And the sky will be rent asunder, for it
will that Day be flimsy,
||And the angels will be on its sides, and
eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy
Lord above them.
||That Day shall ye be brought to Judgment:
not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden.
||Then he that will be given his Record in his
right hand will say: "Ah here! Read ye my
||"I did really understand that my Account
would (One Day) reach me!"
||And he will be in a life of Bliss,
||In a Garden on high,
||The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches)
low and near.
||"Eat ye and drink ye, with full
satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent
before you, in the days that are gone!"
||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!
||"And that I had never realised how my
||"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of
||"Of no profit to me has been my wealth!
||"My power has perished from me!"...
||(The stern command will say): "Seize ye him,
and bind ye him,
||"And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.
||"Further, make him march in a chain, whereof
the length is seventy cubits!
||"This was he that would not believe in God
||"And would not encourage the feeding of the
||"So no friend hath he here this Day.
||"Nor hath he any food except the corruption
from the washing of wounds,
||"Which none do eat but those in sin."
||So I do call to witness what ye see,
||And what ye see not,
||That this is verily the word of an honoured
||It is not the word of a poet: little it is
||Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little
admonition it is ye receive.
||(This is) a Message sent down from the Lord
of the Worlds.
||And if the apostle were to invent any
sayings in Our name,
||We should certainly seize him by his right
||And We should certainly then cut off the
artery of his heart:
||Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our
||But verily this is a Message for the
||And We certainly know that there are amongst
you those that reject (it).
||But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow
for the Unbelievers.
||But verily it is Truth of assured certainty.
||So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High.