Surah 69 - The Inevitable
In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
is the sure calamity!
what would make you realize what the sure calamity is!
Samood and Ad called the striking calamity a lie.
as to Samood, they were destroyed by an excessively severe punishment.
as to Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent blast.
He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days unremittingly, so that you
might have seen the people therein prostrate as if they were the trunks of hollow palms.
you then see of them one remaining?
Firon and those before him and the overthrown cities continuously committed sins.
they disobeyed the Apostle of their Lord, so He punished them with a vehement punishment.
Surely We bore you up in the ship when the water rose high,
that We may make it a reminder to you, and that the retaining ear might retain it.
when the trumpet is blown with a single blast,
the earth and the mountains are borne away and crushed with a single crushing.
that day shall the great event come to pass,
the heaven shall cleave asunder, so that on that day it shall be frail,
the angels shall be on the sides thereof; and above them eight shall bear on that day your
that day you shall be exposed to view -- no secret of yours shall remain hidden.
as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he will say: Lo! read my book:
Surely I knew that I shall meet my account.
he shall be in a life of pleasure,
[69.22] In a
fruits of which are near at hand:
and drink pleasantly for what you did beforehand in the days gone by.
as for him who is given his book in his left hand he shall say: O would that my book had
never been given me:
I had not known what my account was:
would that it had made an end (of me):
wealth has availed me nothing:
authority is gone away from me.
hold on him, then put a chain on him,
cast him into the burning fire,
thrust him into a chain the length of which is seventy cubits.
Surely he did not believe in Allah, the Great,
did he urge the feeding of the poor.
Therefore he has not here today a true friend,
any food except refuse,
Which none but the wrongdoers eat.
nay! I swear by that which you see,
that which you do not see.
surely, it is the Word brought by an honored Apostle,
it is not the word of a poet; little is it that you believe;
the word of a soothsayer; little is it that you mind.
is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings,
would certainly have seized him by the right hand,
We would certainly have cut off his aorta.
not one of you could have withheld Us from him.
most surely it is a reminder for those who guard (against evil).
most surely We know that some of you are rejecters.
most surely it is a great grief to the unbelievers.
most surely it is the true certainty.
Therefore, glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
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