Surah 88 - The Overwhelming
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Qur'an - Translation
The Overwhelming

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.

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