The Great Event
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[78.1] Of what do they ask one another?
[78.2] About the great event,
[78.3] About which they differ?
[78.4] Nay! they shall soon come to know
[78.5] Nay! Nay! they shall soon know.
[78.6] Have We not made the earth an even expanse?
[78.7] And the mountains as projections (thereon)?
[78.8] And We created you in pairs,
[78.9] And We made your sleep to be rest (to you),
[78.10] And We made the night to be a covering,
[78.11] And We made the day for seeking livelihood. ~2. And We made above you seven strong ones,
[78.13] And We made a shining lamp,
[78.14] And We send down from the clouds water pouring forth abundantly,
[78.15] That We may bring forth thereby corn and herbs,
[78.16] And gardens dense and luxuriant.
[78.17] Surely the day of decision is (a day) appointed:
[78.18] The day on which the trumpet shall be blown so you.shall come forth in hosts,
[78.19] And the heaven shall be opened so that it shall be all openings,
[78.20] And the mountains shall be moved off so that they shall remain a mere semblance.
[78.21] Surely hell lies in wait,
[78.22] A place of resort for the inordinate,
[78.23] Living therein for ages.
[78.24] They shall not taste therein cool nor drink
[78.25] But boiling and intensely cold water,
[78.26] Requital corresponding.
[78.27] Surely they feared not the account,
[78.28] And called Our communications a lie, giving the lie (to the truth).
[78.29] And We have recorded everything in a book,
[78.30] So taste! for We will not add to you aught but chastisement.
[78.31] Surely for those who guard (against evil) is achievement,
[78.32] Gardens and vineyards,
[78.33] And those showing freshness of youth, equals in age,
[78.34] And a pure cup.
[78.35] They shall not hear therein any vain words nor lying.
[78.36] A reward from your Lord, a gift according to a reckoning:
[78.37] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Beneficent God, they shall not be able to address Him.
[78.38] The day on which the spirit and the angels shall stand in ranks; they shall not speak except he whom the Beneficent God permits and who speaks the right thing.
[78.39] That is the sure day, so whoever desires may take refuge with his Lord.
[78.40] Surely We have warned you of a chastisement near at hand: the day when man shall see what his two hands have sent before, and the unbeliever shall say: O! would that I were dust!