The Sent Forth
In the name of Allah, tho Beneficent, the Merciful.[77.1] I swear by the emissary winds, sent one after another (for men's benefit),
[77.2] By the raging hurricanes,
[77.3] Which scatter clouds to their destined places,
[77.4] Then separate them one from another,
[77.5] Then I swear by the angels who bring down the revelation,
[77.6] To clear or to warn.
[77.7] Most surely what you are threatened with must come to pass.
[77.8] So when the stars are made to lose their light,
[77.9] And when the heaven is rent asunder,
[77.10] And when the mountains are carried away as dust,
[77.11] And when the apostles are gathered at their appointed time li. To what day is the doom fixed?
[77.13] To the day of decision.
[77.14] And what will make you comprehend what the day of decision is?
[77.15] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.16] Did We not destroy the former generations?
[77.17] Then did We follow them up with later ones.
[77.18] Even thus shall We deal with the guilty.
[77.19] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.20] Did We not create you from contemptible water?
[77.21] Then We placed it in a secure resting-place,
[77.22] Till an appointed term,
[77.23] So We proportion it-- how well are We at proportioning (things).
[77.24] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.25] Have We not made the earth to draw together to itself,
[77.26] The living and the dead,
[77.27] And made therein lofty mountains, and given you to drink of sweet water?
[77.28] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.29] Walk on to that which you called a lie.
[77.30] Walk on to the covering having three branches,
[77.31] Neither having the coolness of the shade nor availing against the flame.
[77.32] Surely it sends up sparks like palaces,
[77.33] As if they were tawny camels.
[77.34] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.35] This is the day on which they shall not speak,
[77.36] And permission shall not be given to them so that they should offer excuses.
[77.37] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.38] This is the day of decision: We have gathered you and those of yore.
[77.39] So if you have a plan, plan against Me (now).
[77.40] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.41] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be amid shades and fountains,
[77.42] And fruits such as they desire.
[77.43] Eat and drink pleasantly because of what you did.
[77.44] Surely thus do We reward the doers of good.
[77.45] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.46] Eat and enjoy yourselves for a little; surely you are guilty.
[77.47] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.48] And where it is said to them: Bow down, they do not bow down.
[77.49] Woe on that day to the rejecters.
[77.50] In what announcement, then, after it, will they believe?