AL HAQQAH (THE TRUE EVENT)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 52 verses - 2 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Haqqah 69:1] The true event!
[Haqqah 69:2] How tremendous is the true event!
[Haqqah 69:3] And what have you understood, how tremendous the true event is!
[Haqqah 69:4] The tribes of Thamud and A’ad denied the event of great dismay. (The Day of Resurrection)
[Haqqah 69:5] So regarding the Thamud, they were destroyed by a terrible scream.
[Haqqah 69:6] And as for A’ad, they were destroyed by a severe thundering windstorm.
[Haqqah 69:7] He forced it upon them with strength, consecutively for seven nights and eight days - so you would see those people overthrown in it, like trunks of date palms fallen down.
[Haqqah 69:8] So do you see any survivor among them?
[Haqqah 69:9] And Firaun, and those before him, and the dwellings that were inverted and thrown, had brought error.
[Haqqah 69:10] They therefore disobeyed the Noble Messengers of their Lord – so He seized them with an intense seizure.
[Haqqah 69:11] Indeed when the water swelled up, We boarded you onto the ship.
[Haqqah 69:12] In order to make it a remembrance for you, and in order that the ears that store may remember.
[Haqqah 69:13] So when the Trumpet will be blown, with a sudden single blow.
[Haqqah 69:14] And the earth and the mountains will be lifted up and crushed with a single crush.
[Haqqah 69:15] So that is the day when the forthcoming event will occur.
[Haqqah 69:16] And the heaven will split asunder - so on that day it will be unstable.
[Haqqah 69:17] And the angels will be on its sides; and on that day, eight angels will carry the Throne of your Lord above them.
[Haqqah 69:18] On that day all of you will be brought forth, so none among you wishing to hide will be able to hide.
[Haqqah 69:19] So whoever is given his book in his right hand - he will say, “Take, read my account!”
[Haqqah 69:20] “I was certain that I will confront my account.”
[Haqqah 69:21] He is therefore in the desired serenity.
[Haqqah 69:22] In a lofty Garden -
[Haqqah 69:23] The fruit clusters of which are hanging down.
[Haqqah 69:24] “Eat and drink with pleasure – the reward of what you sent ahead, in the past days.”
[Haqqah 69:25] And whoever is given his book in his left hand - he will say, “Alas, if only my account were not given to me!”
[Haqqah 69:26] “And had never come to know my account!”
[Haqqah 69:27] “Alas, if only it had been just death.”
[Haqqah 69:28] “My wealth did not in the least benefit me.”
[Haqqah 69:29] “All my power has vanished.”
[Haqqah 69:30] It will be said, “Seize him, and shackle him.”
[Haqqah 69:31] “Then hurl him into the blazing fire.”
[Haqqah 69:32] “Then bind him inside a chain which is seventy arm-lengths.”
[Haqqah 69:33] “Indeed he refused to accept faith in Allah, the Greatest.”
[Haqqah 69:34] “And did not urge to feed the needy.”
[Haqqah 69:35] “So he does not have any friend here this day.”
[Haqqah 69:36] “Nor any food except the pus discharged from the people of hell.”
[Haqqah 69:37] “Which none except the guilty shall eat.”
[Haqqah 69:38] So by oath of the things you see.
[Haqqah 69:39] And by oath of those you do not see.
[Haqqah 69:40] This Qur’an is the speech of Allah with a gracious Noble Messenger.
[Haqqah 69:41] And it is not the speech of a poet; how little do you believe!
[Haqqah 69:42] Nor is it the speech of a soothsayer; how little do you ponder!
[Haqqah 69:43] Sent down by the Lord Of The Creation.
[Haqqah 69:44] And had he fabricated just one matter upon Us -
[Haqqah 69:45] We would have definitely taken revenge from him.
[Haqqah 69:46] Then would have cut off his heart’s artery.
[Haqqah 69:47] Then none among you would be his saviour.
[Haqqah 69:48] And indeed this Qur’an is an advice for the pious.
[Haqqah 69:49] And indeed We know that some among you are deniers.
[Haqqah 69:50] And indeed it is a despair for the disbelievers.
[Haqqah 69:51] And indeed it is a certain Truth.
[Haqqah 69:52] Therefore (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), proclaim the purity of your Lord, the Greatest.
END OF SURAH