AL GHASHIYAH (THE OVERWHELMING EVENT)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 26 verses - 1 section)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Ghashiyah 88:1] Certainly the news of the calamity that will overwhelm has come to you!
[Ghashiyah 88:2] Many a face will be disgraced on that day.
[Ghashiyah 88:3] Labouring, striving hard.
[Ghashiyah 88:4] (Yet) Going into the blazing fire.
[Ghashiyah 88:5] Made to drink water from the boiling hot spring.
[Ghashiyah 88:6] There is no food for them except thorns of fire.
[Ghashiyah 88:7] Which neither give strength nor satisfy the hunger.
[Ghashiyah 88:8] Many a face will be in serenity on that day.
[Ghashiyah 88:9] Rejoicing over their efforts.
[Ghashiyah 88:10] In a high Garden.
[Ghashiyah 88:11] In which they will not hear any lewd speech.
[Ghashiyah 88:12] In it is a flowing spring.
[Ghashiyah 88:13] In which are high thrones.
[Ghashiyah 88:14] And chosen goblets.
[Ghashiyah 88:15] And arranged carpets.
[Ghashiyah 88:16] And linen spread out.
[Ghashiyah 88:17] So do they not see the camel – how it has been created?
[Ghashiyah 88:18] And the heaven - how it has been raised?
[Ghashiyah 88:19] And the mountains - how they have been established?
[Ghashiyah 88:20] And the earth - how it has been spread out?
[Ghashiyah 88:21] Therefore advise; indeed you are a proclaimer of advice. (The Holy Prophet is a Remembrance from Allah.)
[Ghashiyah 88:22] You are not at all a guardian over them.
[Ghashiyah 88:23] Except whoever turns away and disbelieves -
[Ghashiyah 88:24] So Allah will mete out to him the greatest punishment.
[Ghashiyah 88:25] Indeed only towards Us is their return
[Ghashiyah 88:26] Then indeed only upon Us is their reckoning.
END OF SURAH