56:1When the inevitable occurs.

56:2Of its occurrence, there is no denial.

56:3Bringing low, raising high.

56:4When the earth is shaken with a shock.

56:5And the mountains are crushed and crumbled.

56:6And they become scattered dust.

56:7And you become three classes.

56:8Those on the Right—what of those on the Right?

56:9And those on the Left—what of those on the Left?

56:10And the forerunners, the forerunners.

56:11Those are the nearest.

56:12In the Gardens of Bliss.

56:13A throng from the ancients.

56:14And a small band from the latecomers.

56:15On luxurious furnishings.

56:16Reclining on them, facing one another.

56:17Serving them will be immortalized youth.

56:18With cups, pitchers, and sparkling drinks.

56:19Causing them neither headache, nor intoxication.

56:20And fruits of their choice.

56:21And meat of birds that they may desire.

56:22And lovely companions.

56:23The likenesses of treasured pearls.

56:24As a reward for what they used to do.

56:25Therein they will hear no nonsense, and no accusations.

56:26But only the greeting: “Peace, peace.”

56:27And those on the Right—what of those on the Right?

56:29And sweet-smelling plants.

56:30And extended shade.

56:31And outpouring water.

56:32And abundant fruit.

56:33Neither withheld, nor forbidden.

56:34And uplifted mattresses.

56:35We have created them of special creation.

56:36And made them virgins.

56:37Tender and un-aging.

56:38For those on the Right.

56:39A throng from the ancients.

56:40And a throng from the latecomers.

56:41And those on the Left—what of those on the Left?

56:42Amid searing wind and boiling water.

56:43And a shadow of thick smoke.

56:44Neither cool, nor refreshing.

56:45They had lived before that in luxury.

56:46And they used to persist in immense wrongdoing.

56:47And they used to say, “When we are dead and turned into dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?

56:48And our ancient ancestors too?”

56:49Say, “The first and the last.

56:50Will be gathered for the appointment of a familiar Day.”

56:51Then you, you misguided, who deny the truth.

56:52Will be eating from the Tree of Bitterness.

56:53Will be filling your bellies with it.

56:54Will be drinking on top of it boiling water.

56:55Drinking like thirsty camels drink.

56:56That is their hospitality on the Day of Retribution.

56:57We created you—if only you would believe!

56:58Have you seen what you ejaculate?

56:59Is it you who create it, or are We the Creator?

56:60We have decreed death among you, and We will not be outstripped.

56:61In replacing you with your likes, and transforming you into what you do not know.

56:62You have known the first formation; if only you would remember.

56:63Have you seen what you cultivate?

56:64Is it you who make it grow, or are We the Grower?

56:65If We will, We can turn it into rubble; then you will lament.

56:66“We are penalized.

56:67No, we are being deprived.”

56:68Have you seen the water you drink?

56:69Is it you who sent it down from the clouds, or are We the Sender?

56:70If We will, We can make it salty. Will you not be thankful?

56:71Have you seen the fire you kindle?

56:72Is it you who produce its tree, or are We the Producer?

56:73We have made it a reminder, and a comfort for the users.

56:74So glorify the Name of your Great Lord.

56:75I swear by the locations of the stars.

56:76It is an oath, if you only knew, that is tremendous.

56:77It is a noble Quran.

56:78In a well-protected Book.

56:79None can grasp it except the purified.

56:80A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

56:81Is it this discourse that you take so lightly?

56:82And you make it your livelihood to deny it?

56:83So when it has reached the throat.

56:84As you are looking on.

56:85We are nearer to it than you are, but you do not see.

56:86If you are not held to account.

56:87Then bring it back, if you are truthful.

56:88But if he is one of those brought near.

56:89Then happiness, and flowers, and Garden of Delights.

56:90And if he is one of those on the Right.

56:91Then, “Peace upon you,” from those on the Right.

56:92But if he is one of the deniers, the mistaken.

56:93Then a welcome of Inferno.

56:94And burning in Hell.

56:95This is the certain truth.

56:96So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Magnificent