Al Waqi'ah (The Inevitable)

1. Izaa waqa'atil waaqi'ah


إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ


When the Event inevitable cometh to pass,


2. Laisa liwaq'atihaa kaazibah


لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ


Then will no (soul) entertain falsehood concerning its coming.


3. Khafidatur raafi'ah


خَافِضَةٌ رَافِعَةٌ


(Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt;


4. Izaa rujjatil ardu rajjaa


إِذَا رُجَّتِ الْأَرْضُ رَجًّا


When the earth shall be shaken to its depths,


5. Wa bussatil jibaalu bassaa


وَبُسَّتِ الْجِبَالُ بَسًّا


And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms,


6. Fakaanat habaaa'am mumbassaa


فَكَانَتْ هَبَاءً مُنْبَثًّا


Becoming dust scattered abroad,


7. Wa kuntum azwaajan salaasah


وَكُنْتُمْ أَزْوَاجًا ثَلَاثَةً


And ye shall be sorted out into three classes.


8. Fa as haabul maimanati maaa as haabul maimanah


فَأَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ


Then (there will be) the Companions of the Right Hand;- What will be the Companions of the Right Hand?


9. Wa as haabul mash'amati maaa as haabul mash'amah


وَأَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ


And the Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?


10. Wassaabiqoonas saabiqoon


وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ


And those Foremost (in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter).


11. Ulaaa'ikal muqarraboon


أُولَٰئِكَ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ


These will be those Nearest to Allah:


12. Fee Jannaatin Na'eem


فِي جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ


In Gardens of Bliss:


13. Sullatum minal awwaleen


ثُلَّةٌ مِنَ الْأَوَّلِينَ


A number of people from those of old,


14. Wa qaleelum minal aa khireen


وَقَلِيلٌ مِنَ الْآخِرِينَ


And a few from those of later times.


15. 'Alaa sururim mawdoonah


عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مَوْضُونَةٍ


(They will be) on Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones),


16. Muttaki'eena 'alaihaa mutaqabileen


مُتَّكِئِينَ عَلَيْهَا مُتَقَابِلِينَ


Reclining on them, facing each other.


17. Yatoofu 'alaihim wildaa num mukhalladoon


يَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ وِلْدَانٌ مُخَلَّدُونَ


Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness),


18. Bi akwaabinw wa abaareeq, wa kaasim mim ma'een


بِأَكْوَابٍ وَأَبَارِيقَ وَكَأْسٍ مِنْ مَعِينٍ


With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains


19. Laa yusadda'oona 'anhaa wa laa yunzifoon


لَا يُصَدَّعُونَ عَنْهَا وَلَا يُنْزِفُونَ


No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication:


20. Wa faakihatim mimmaa yatakhaiyaroon


وَفَاكِهَةٍ مِمَّا يَتَخَيَّرُونَ


And with fruits, any that they may select:


21. Wa lahmi tairim mimmaa yashtahoon


وَلَحْمِ طَيْرٍ مِمَّا يَشْتَهُونَ


And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire.


22. Wa hoorun'een


وَحُورٌ عِينٌ


And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes,-


23. Ka amsaalil lu'lu'il maknoon


كَأَمْثَالِ اللُّؤْلُؤِ الْمَكْنُونِ


Like unto Pearls well-guarded.


24. Jazaaa'am bimaa kaanoo ya'maloon


جَزَاءً بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ


A Reward for the deeds of their past (life).


25. Laa yasma'oona feehaa laghwanw wa laa taaseemaa


لَا يَسْمَعُونَ فِيهَا لَغْوًا وَلَا تَأْثِيمًا


Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,-


26. Illaa qeelan salaaman salaamaa


إِلَّا قِيلًا سَلَامًا سَلَامًا


Only the saying, "Peace! Peace".


27. Wa as haabul yameeni maaa as haabul Yameen


وَأَصْحَابُ الْيَمِينِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْيَمِينِ


The Companions of the Right Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Right Hand?


28. Fee sidrim makhdood


فِي سِدْرٍ مَخْضُودٍ


(They will be) among Lote-trees without thorns,


29. Wa talhim mandood


وَطَلْحٍ مَنْضُودٍ


Among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another,-


30. Wa zillim mamdood


وَظِلٍّ مَمْدُودٍ


In shade long-extended,


31. Wa maaa'im maskoob


وَمَاءٍ مَسْكُوبٍ


By water flowing constantly,


32. Wa faakihatin kaseerah


وَفَاكِهَةٍ كَثِيرَةٍ


And fruit in abundance.


33. Laa maqtoo'atinw wa laa mamnoo'ah


لَا مَقْطُوعَةٍ وَلَا مَمْنُوعَةٍ


Whose season is not limited, nor (supply) forbidden,


34. Wa furushim marfoo'ah


وَفُرُشٍ مَرْفُوعَةٍ


And on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high.


35. Innaaa anshaanaahunna inshaaa'aa


إِنَّا أَنْشَأْنَاهُنَّ إِنْشَاءً


We have created (their Companions) of special creation.


36. Faja'alnaahunna abkaaraa


فَجَعَلْنَاهُنَّ أَبْكَارًا


And made them virgin - pure (and undefiled), -


37. 'Uruban atraabaa


عُرُبًا أَتْرَابًا


Beloved (by nature), equal in age,-


38. Li as haabil yameen


لِأَصْحَابِ الْيَمِينِ


For the Companions of the Right Hand.


39. Sullatum minal awwa leen


ثُلَّةٌ مِنَ الْأَوَّلِينَ


A (goodly) number from those of old,


40. Wa sullatum minal aakhireen


وَثُلَّةٌ مِنَ الْآخِرِينَ


And a (goodly) number from those of later times.


41. Wa as haabush shimaali maaa as haabush shimaal


وَأَصْحَابُ الشِّمَالِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الشِّمَالِ


The Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?


42. Fee samoominw wa hameem


فِي سَمُومٍ وَحَمِيمٍ


(They will be) in the midst of a Fierce Blast of Fire and in Boiling Water,


43. Wa zillim miny yahmoom


وَظِلٍّ مِنْ يَحْمُومٍ


And in the shades of Black Smoke:


44. Laa baaridinw wa laa kareem


لَا بَارِدٍ وَلَا كَرِيمٍ


Nothing (will there be) to refresh, nor to please:


45. Innahum kaanoo qabla zaalika mutrafeen


إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا قَبْلَ ذَٰلِكَ مُتْرَفِينَ


For that they were wont to be indulged, before that, in wealth (and luxury),


46. Wa kaanoo yusirroona 'alal hinsil 'azeem


وَكَانُوا يُصِرُّونَ عَلَى الْحِنْثِ الْعَظِيمِ


And persisted obstinately in wickedness supreme!


47. Wa kaanoo yaqooloona a'izaa mitnaa wa kunnaa turaabanw wa izaaman'ainnaa lamab'oosoon


وَكَانُوا يَقُولُونَ أَئِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَامًا أَإِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ


And they used to say, "What! when we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised up again?-


48. Awa aabaaa'unal awwaloon


أَوَآبَاؤُنَا الْأَوَّلُونَ


"(We) and our fathers of old?"


49. Qul innal awwaleena wal aakhireen


قُلْ إِنَّ الْأَوَّلِينَ وَالْآخِرِينَ


Say: "Yea, those of old and those of later times,


50. Lamajmoo'oona ilaa meeqaati yawmim ma'loom


لَمَجْمُوعُونَ إِلَىٰ مِيقَاتِ يَوْمٍ مَعْلُومٍ


"All will certainly be gathered together for the meeting appointed for a Day well-known.


51. summa innakum ayyuhad daaalloonal mukazziboon


ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا الضَّالُّونَ الْمُكَذِّبُونَ


"Then will ye truly,- O ye that go wrong, and treat (Truth) as Falsehood!-


52. La aakiloona min shaja rim min zaqqoom


لَآكِلُونَ مِنْ شَجَرٍ مِنْ زَقُّومٍ


"Ye will surely taste of the Tree of Zaqqum.


53. Famaali'oona minhal butoon


فَمَالِئُونَ مِنْهَا الْبُطُونَ


"Then will ye fill your insides therewith,


54. Fashaariboona 'alaihi minal hameem


فَشَارِبُونَ عَلَيْهِ مِنَ الْحَمِيمِ


"And drink Boiling Water on top of it:


55. Fashaariboona shurbal heem


فَشَارِبُونَ شُرْبَ الْهِيمِ


"Indeed ye shall drink like diseased camels raging with thirst!"


56. Haazaa nuzuluhum yawmad deen


هَٰذَا نُزُلُهُمْ يَوْمَ الدِّينِ


Such will be their entertainment on the Day of Requital!


57. Nahnu khalaqnaakum falaw laa tusaddiqoon


نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَاكُمْ فَلَوْلَا تُصَدِّقُونَ


It is We Who have created you: why will ye not witness the Truth?


58. Afara'aytum maa tumnoon


أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تُمْنُونَ


Do ye then see?- The (human Seed) that ye throw out,-


59. 'A-antum takhluqoo nahooo am nahnul khaaliqoon


أَأَنْتُمْ تَخْلُقُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْخَالِقُونَ


Is it ye who create it, or are We the Creators?


60. Nahnu qaddarnaa baina kumul mawta wa maa nahnu bimasbooqeen


نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ


We have decreed Death to be your common lot, and We are not to be frustrated


61. 'Alaaa an nubaddila amsaalakum wa nunshi'akum fee maa laa ta'lamoon


عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُبَدِّلَ أَمْثَالَكُمْ وَنُنْشِئَكُمْ فِي مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ


from changing your Forms and creating you (again) in (forms) that ye know not.


62. Wa laqad 'alimtumun nash atal oolaa falaw laa tazakkaroon


وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُولَىٰ فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ


And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?


63. Afara'aytum maa tahrusoon


أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَحْرُثُونَ


See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground?


64. 'A-antum tazra'oonahooo am nahnuz zaari'ooon


أَأَنْتُمْ تَزْرَعُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الزَّارِعُونَ


Is it ye that cause it to grow, or are We the Cause?


65. Law nashaaa'u laja'al naahu hutaaman fazaltum tafakkahoon


لَوْ نَشَاءُ لَجَعَلْنَاهُ حُطَامًا فَظَلْتُمْ تَفَكَّهُونَ


Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder, and ye would be left in wonderment,


66. Innaa lamughramoon


إِنَّا لَمُغْرَمُونَ


(Saying), "We are indeed left with debts (for nothing):


67. Bal nahnu mahroomoon


بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ


"Indeed are we shut out (of the fruits of our labour)"


68. Afara'aytumul maaa'allazee tashraboon


أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ الْمَاءَ الَّذِي تَشْرَبُونَ


See ye the water which ye drink?


69. 'A-antum anzaltumoohu minal muzni am nahnul munziloon


أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْزِلُونَ


Do ye bring it down (in rain) from the cloud or do We?


70. Law nashaaa'u ja'alnaahu ujaajan falaw laa tashkuroon


لَوْ نَشَاءُ جَعَلْنَاهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ


Were it Our Will, We could make it salt (and unpalatable): then why do ye not give thanks?


71. Afara'aytumun naaral latee tooroon


أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِي تُورُونَ


See ye the Fire which ye kindle?


72. 'A-antum anshaatum shajaratahaaa am nahnul munshi'oon


أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَا أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِئُونَ


Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire, or do We grow it?


73. Nahnu ja'alnaahaa tazkira tanw wa mataa'al lilmuqween


نَحْنُ جَعَلْنَاهَا تَذْكِرَةً وَمَتَاعًا لِلْمُقْوِينَ


We have made it a memorial (of Our handiwork), and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts.


74. Fasabbih bismi Rabbikal 'azeem


فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ


Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme!


75. Falaa uqsimu bimaawaa qi'innujoom


فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِمَوَاقِعِ النُّجُومِ


Furthermore I call to witness the setting of the Stars,-


76. Wa innahoo laqasamul lawta'lamoona'azeem


وَإِنَّهُ لَقَسَمٌ لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عَظِيمٌ


And that is indeed a mighty adjuration if ye but knew,-


77. Innahoo la quraanun kareem


إِنَّهُ لَقُرْآنٌ كَرِيمٌ


That this is indeed a qur´an Most Honourable,


78. Fee kitaabim maknoon


فِي كِتَابٍ مَكْنُونٍ


In Book well-guarded,


79. Laa yamassuhooo illal mutahharoon


لَا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ


Which none shall touch but those who are clean:


80. Tanzeelum mir Rabbil'aalameen


تَنْزِيلٌ مِنْ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ


A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.


81. Afabihaazal hadeesi antum mudhinoon


أَفَبِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ أَنْتُمْ مُدْهِنُونَ


Is it such a Message that ye would hold in light esteem?


82. Wa taj'aloona rizqakum annakum tukazziboon


وَتَجْعَلُونَ رِزْقَكُمْ أَنَّكُمْ تُكَذِّبُونَ


And have ye made it your livelihood that ye should declare it false?


83. Falaw laaa izaa balaghatil hulqoom


فَلَوْلَا إِذَا بَلَغَتِ الْحُلْقُومَ


Then why do ye not (intervene) when (the soul of the dying man) reaches the throat,-


84. Wa antum heena'izin tanzuroon


وَأَنْتُمْ حِينَئِذٍ تَنْظُرُونَ


And ye the while (sit) looking on,-


85. Wa nahnu aqrabu ilaihi minkum wa laakil laa tubsiroon


وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْكُمْ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تُبْصِرُونَ


But We are nearer to him than ye, and yet see not,-


86. Falaw laaa in kuntum ghaira madeeneen


فَلَوْلَا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ غَيْرَ مَدِينِينَ


Then why do ye not,- If you are exempt from (future) account,-


87. Tarji'oonahaaa in kuntum saadiqeen


تَرْجِعُونَهَا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ


Call back the soul, if ye are true (in the claim of independence)?


88. Fa ammaaa in kaana minal muqarrabeen


فَأَمَّا إِنْ كَانَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ


Thus, then, if he be of those Nearest to Allah,


89. Farawhunw wa raihaa nunw wa jannatu na'eem


فَرَوْحٌ وَرَيْحَانٌ وَجَنَّتُ نَعِيمٍ


(There is for him) Rest and Satisfaction, and a Garden of Delights.


90. Wa ammaaa in kaana min as haabil yameen


وَأَمَّا إِنْ كَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ الْيَمِينِ


And if he be of the Companions of the Right Hand,


91. Fasalaamul laka min as haabil yameen


فَسَلَامٌ لَكَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ الْيَمِينِ


(For him is the salutation), "Peace be unto thee", from the Companions of the Right Hand.


92. Wa ammaaa in kaana minal mukazzibeenad daaalleen


وَأَمَّا إِنْ كَانَ مِنَ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ الضَّالِّينَ


And if he be of those who treat (Truth) as Falsehood, who go wrong,


93. Fanuzulum min hameem


فَنُزُلٌ مِنْ حَمِيمٍ


For him is Entertainment with Boiling Water.


94. Wa tasliyatu jaheem


وَتَصْلِيَةُ جَحِيمٍ


And burning in Hell-Fire.


95. Inna haaza lahuwa haqqul yaqeen


إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَهُوَ حَقُّ الْيَقِينِ


Verily, this is the Very Truth and Certainly.


96. Fasabbih bismi rabbikal 'azeem


فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ


So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme.