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The Holy Qur'an
Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali


88.The Overwhelming Event

(Al-Ghashiya)

 In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

88:1 Has the story reached thee of the overwhelming (Event)?
88:2 Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated,
88:3 Labouring (hard), weary,-
88:4 The while they enter the Blazing Fire,-
88:5 The while they are given, to drink, of a boiling hot spring,
88:6 No food will there be for them but a bitter Dhari'
88:7 Which will neither nourish nor satisfy hunger.
88:8 (Other) faces that Day will be joyful,
88:9 Pleased with their striving,-
88:10 In a Garden on high,
88:11 Where they shall hear no (word) of vanity:
88:12 Therein will be a bubbling spring:
88:13 Therein will be Thrones (of dignity), raised on high,
88:14 Goblets placed (ready),
88:15 And cushions set in rows,
88:16 And rich carpets (all) spread out.
88:17 Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made?-
88:18 And at the Sky, how it is raised high?-
88:19 And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm?-
88:20 And at the Earth, how it is spread out?
88:21 Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish.
88:22 Thou art not one to manage (men's) affairs.
88:23 But if any turn away and reject God,-
88:24 God will punish him with a mighty Punishment,
88:25 For to Us will be their return;
88:26 Then it will be for Us to call them to account.

 

 

 

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