Sura Al-Waqiah (The Event)
Sheikh / Mahmoud AlHosary

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 56 :1-6 When the event befalls – There is no denying that it will befall – abasing (some) , exalting (others) ; when the earth is shaken with a shock , and the hills are ground to powder so that they become a scattered dust.

    56:7-10 And you will be three kinds: (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand? And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand? And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race:

    56:11-26 Those are they who will be brought near in Gardens of Delight; a multitude of those of old and a few of those of later time on lined couches, reclining therein face-to-face. There wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness, and fruit that they prefer, and flesh of fowls that they desire, and (there are) fair ones with wide lovely eyes, like hidden pearls, reward for what they used do. There hear they nor vain speaking nor recrimination, (naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace.

    56:27-40 And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand? Among thornless lote trees and clustered plantains, and spreading shade, and water gushing, and fruit in plenty, neither out of reach nor yet forbidden, and raised couches. Lo! We have created them a (new) creation and made them virgins, lovers, friends, for those on the right hand; a multitude of those of old and a multitude of those of later time.

    56:41-56 And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand? In scorching wind and scalding water, and shadow of black smoke, neither cool nor refreshing. Lo! Before that they were effete with luxury, and used to persist in the awful sin. And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again, and also our forefathers? Say (to them, O Muhammad): Lo! Those of old and those of later time will all be brought together to the meeting of an appointed Day. Then lo! You, the erring, the deniers, you verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum and will fill your bellies therewith ; and thereon you will drink of boiling water, drinking even as the camel drinks. This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.

    56:57 We created you. Will you then admit the truth?

    56:58-62 Have you seen that which you emit? Do you create it or are We the Creator? We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun, that We may transfigure you and make you what you know not. And verily you know the first creation. Why, then, do you not reflect?

    56:63-67 Have you seen that which you cultivate? Is it you who foster it, or are We the Fosterer? If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would you cease not to exclaim: Lo! We are laden with debt! Nay, but we are deprived!

    56:68-70 Have you observed the water, which you drink? Is it you who shed it from the rain cloud, or are We the Shedder? If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why, then, give you not thanks?

    56:71-73 Have you observed the fire which you strike out; was it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the Grower? We, indeed We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the wilderness.

    56:74 Therefore (O Muhammad), praise the name of your Lord, the Tremendous.

    56:75-82 Nay, I swear by the places of the stars – And lo! That verily is a tremendous oath, if you but knew that (this) is indeed a noble Quran in a Book kept hidden which none touches except the purified, a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Is it this Statement that you scorn, and make denial thereof your livelihood?

    56:83-87 Why, then, when (the soul) comes up to the throat (of the dying), and you are at that moment looking – And We are nearer to him than you are, but you see not – Why then, if you are not in bondage (to Us), do you not force it back, if you are truthful?

    56:88 Thus if he is of those brought near,

    56:89 Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of Delight.

    56:90-95 And if he is of those on the right hand, then (the greeting) `Peace be to you" from those on the right hand. But if he is of the rejecters, the erring, then the welcome will be boiling water and roasting at Hell-fire. Lo! This is certain truth.

    56:96 Therefore (O Muhammad) praise the name of your Lord, the Tremendous.

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