The Overwhelming Calamity
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[88.1] Has not there come to you the news of the overwhelming calamity?
[88.2] (Some) faces on that day shall be downcast,
[88.3] Laboring, toiling,
[88.4] Entering into burning fire,
[88.5] Made to drink from a boiling spring.
[88.6] They shall have no food but of thorns,
[88.7] Which will neither fatten nor avail against hunger.
[88.8] (Other) faces on that day shall be happy,
[88.9] Well-pleased because of their striving,
[88.10] In a lofty garden,
[88.11] Wherein you shall not hear vain talk.
[88.12] Therein is a fountain flowing,
[88.13] Therein are thrones raised high,
[88.14] And drinking-cups ready placed,
[88.15] And cushions set in a row,
[88.16] And carpets spread out.
[88.17] Will they not then consider the camels, how they are created?
[88.18] And the heaven, how it is reared aloft,
[88.19] And the mountains, how they are firmly fixed,
[88.20] And the earth, how it is made a vast expanse?
[88.21] Therefore do remind, for you are only a reminder.
[88.22] You are not a watcher over them;
[88.23] But whoever turns back and disbelieves,
[88.24] Allah will chastise him with the greatest chastisement.
[88.25] Surely to Us is their turning back,
[88.26] Then surely upon Us is the taking of their account.