AL GHASHIYAH (THE OVERWHELMING EVENT)

Section 1

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.