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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

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Nabaa, or The (Great) News.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. Concerning what
Are they disputing?

2. Concerning the Great News,

3. About which they
Cannot agree.

4. Verily, they shall soon
(Come to) know!

5. Verily, verily they shall
Soon (come to) know!

6. Have We not made
The earth as a wide

7. And the mountains as pegs?

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8. And (have We not) created
You in pairs,

9. And made your sleep
For rest,

10. And made the night
As a covering,

11. And made the day
As a means of subsistence?

12. And (have We not)
Built over you
The seven firmaments,

13. And placed (therein)
A Light of Splendour?

14. And do We not send down
From the clouds water
In abundance,

15. That We may produce
Therewith corn and vegetables,

16. And gardens of luxurious growth?

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17. Verily the Day
Of Sorting Out
Is a thing appointed,—

18. The Day that the Trumpet
Shall be sounded, and ye
Shall come forth in crowds;

19. And the heavens
Shall be opened
As if there were doors,

20. And the mountains
Shall vanish, as if
They were a mirage.

21. Truly Hell is
As a place of ambush,—

22. For the transgressors
A place of destination:

23. They will dwell therein
For ages.

24. Nothing cool shall they taste
Therein, nor any drink,

25. Save a boiling fluid
And a fluid, dark, murky,
Intensely cold,—

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26. A fitting recompense
(For them).

27. For that they used not
To fear any account
(For their deeds),

28. But they (impudently) treated
Our Signs as false.

29. And all things have We
Preserved on record.

30. "So taste ye (the fruits
Of your deeds);
For no increase
Shall We grant you,
Except in Punishment.


31. Verily for the Righteous
There will be
A fulfilment of
(The Heart's) desires;

32. Gardens enclosed, and Grapevines;

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33. Companions of Equal age;

34. And a Cup full
(To the brim).

35. No Vanity shall they hear
Therein, nor Untruth;—

36. Recompense from thy Lord,
A Gift, (amply) sufficient,—

37. (From the Lord
Of the heavens
And the earth, and all between,—
(God) Most Gracious:
None shall have power
To argue with Him.

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38. The Day that
The Spirit and the angels
Will stand forth in ranks,
None shall speak
Except any who is
Permitted by (God) Most Gracious,
And he will say
What is right.

39. that day will be
The sure Reality:
Therefore, whoso will let him
Take a (straight) Return
To his Lord!

40. Verily, we have warned you
Of a Penalty near,—
The Day when man will
See (the Deeds) which
His hands have sent forth,
And the Unbeliever will say,
"Woe unto me! Would that
I were mere dust!"

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Next: Sūra LXXIX. Nāzi’āt, or Those Who Tear Out.