In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. By the Mount;
2. And by the Book
3. In parchment unrolled.
4. And by the Bait-ul-Ma'mur
(the house over the heavens parable to
the Ka'bah at Makkah, continuously visited by the angels);
5. And by the roof
raised high (i.e. the heaven).
6. And by the sea
kept filled (or it will be fire kindled on the Day of Resurrection).
7. Verily, the Torment
of your Lord will surely come to pass,
8. There is none
that can avert it;
9. On the Day when
the heaven will shake with a dreadful shaking,
10. And the mountains
will move away with a (horrible) movement.
11. Then woe that
Day to the beliers;
12. Who are playing
in falsehood .
13. The Day when
they will be pushed down by force to the Fire of Hell, with a
horrible, forceful pushing.
14. This is the Fire
which you used to belie.
15. Is this magic,
or do you not see?
16. Taste you therein
its heat, and whether you are patient of it or impatient of it,
it is all the same. You are only being requited for what you used
17. Verily, the Muttaqun
(pious - see V.2:2) will be in Gardens (Paradise), and Delight.
18. Enjoying in that
which their Lord has bestowed on them, and (the fact that) their
Lord saved them from the torment of the blazing Fire.
19. "Eat and
drink with happiness because of what you used to do."
20. They will recline
(with ease) on thrones arranged in ranks. And We shall marry them
to Houris (female, fair ones) with wide lovely eyes.
21. And those who
believe and whose offspring follow them in Faith, to them shall
We join their offspring, and We shall not decrease the reward
of their deeds in anything. Every person is a pledge for that
which he has earned.
22. And We shall
provide them with fruit and meat, such as they desire.
23. There they shall
pass from hand to hand a (wine) cup, free from any Laghw
(dirty, false, evil vague talk between them), and free from sin
(because it will be legal for them to drink).
24. And there will
go round boy-servants of theirs, to serve them as if they were
25. And some of them
draw near to others, questioning.
26. Saying: "Aforetime,
we were afraid with our families (from the punishment of Allah).
27. "But Allah
has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of
We used to invoke Him (Alone and none else) before. Verily, He
is AlBarr (the Most Subtle, Kind, Courteous, and
Generous), the Most Merciful."
29. Therefore, remind
and preach (mankind, O Muhammad
of Islamic Monotheism). By the Grace of Allah, you
are neither a soothsayer, nor a madman.
30. Or do they say:
is) a poet! We await for him some calamity by time.!"
31. Say (O Muhammad
to them): "Wait! I am with
you, among the waiters!"
32. Do their minds
command them this [i.e. to tell a lie against you (Muhammad )] or are they people exceeding
the bounds (i.e. from Belief in Allah to disbelief).
33. Or do they say:
"He (Muhammad )
has forged it (this Qur'an)?" Nay! They believe not!
34. Let them then
produce a recital like unto it (the Qur'an) if they are
35. Were they created
by nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
36. Or did they create
the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm Belief.
37. Or are with them
the treasures of your Lord? Or are they the tyrants with the authority
to do as they like?
38. Or have they
a stairway (to heaven), by means of which they listen (to the
talks of the angels)? Then let their listener produce some manifest
39. Or has He (Allah)
only daughters and you have sons?
40. Or is it that
you (O Muhammad )
ask a wage from them (for your preaching of Islamic Monotheism)
so that they are burdened with a load of debt?
41. Or that the Ghaib
(unseen) is with them, and they write it down?
42. Or do they intend
a plot (against you O Muhammad )?
But those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic
Monotheism) are themselves in a plot!
43. Or have they an ilah
(a god) other than Allah? Glorified be Allah from
all that they ascribe as partners (to Him)
44. And if they were
to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: "Clouds
gathered in heaps!"
45. So leave them
alone till they meet their Day, in which they will sink into a
fainting (with horror).
46. The Day when
their plotting shall not avail them at all nor will they be helped
(i.e. they will receive their torment in Hell).
47. And verily, for
those who do wrong, there is another punishment (i.e. the torment
in this world and in their graves) before
this, but most of them know not. [Tafsir At-Tabari,
Vol. 27, Page 36].
48. So wait patiently
(O Muhammad )
for the Decision of your Lord, for verily, you are under Our Eyes
, and glorify the Praises of your Lord when you get up from sleep.
49. 49. And in the night-time, also glorify His
Praises, and at the setting of the stars.
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