In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
69:1-3 The Reality! What is the Reality? Ah, what will convey to you what the Reality is!
69:4-8 (The tribes of) Thamud and Aad disbelieved in the judgment to come. As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning. And as for Aad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that you might have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm trees. Can you (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them?
69:9-10 And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error, and they disobeyed the Messenger of their Lord, therefore did He grip them with a tightening grip.
69:11-12 Lo! When the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship that We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears, (that heard the story) might remember.
69:13-15 And when the Trumpet shall sound one blast, and the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash, then, on that Day will the Event befall.
69:16-18 And the heaven will split asunder, for that Day it will be frail. And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of their Lord that Day, above them. On that Day you will be exposed; not a secret of yours will be hidden.
69:19-24 Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my record! Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning. Then he will be in blissful state in a high Garden whereof the clusters are in easy reach. (And it will be said to those therein:) Eat and drink at ease for that which you sent on before you in past days.
69:25-37 But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book, and knew not what my reckoning is! Oh, would that it had been death! My wealth has not availed me; my power has gone from me. (It will be said:) Take him and fetter him and then expose him to Hell-fire and then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. Lo! He used not to believe in God the Tremendous, and urged not on the feeding of the wretched, therefore he has no devoted friend here this Day, nor any food except filth, which none but sinners eat.
69:38-43 But nay! I swear by all that you see and all that you see not, that it is indeed the speech of an illustrious Messenger. It is not poet"s speech – little is it that you believe! Nor diviner"s speech – little is it that you remember! It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
69:44-47 And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, We assuredly had taken him by the right hand and then severed his life artery, and not one of you could have held Us off from him.
69:48-52 And lo! It is a warrant to those who are pious. And lo! We know that some among you will deny (it). And lo! It is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers. And lo! It is absolute truth. So glorify the name of your Tremendous Lord.