056.001 YUSUFALI: When the Event inevitable cometh to pass, PICKTHAL: When the event befalleth - SHAKIR: When the great event comes to pass,
056.002 YUSUFALI: Then will no (soul) entertain falsehood concerning its coming. PICKTHAL: There is no denying that it will befall - SHAKIR: There is no belying its coming to pass–
056.003 YUSUFALI: (Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt; PICKTHAL: Abasing (some), exalting (others); SHAKIR: Abasing (one party), exalting (the other),
056.004 YUSUFALI: When the earth shall be shaken to its depths, PICKTHAL: When the earth is shaken with a shock SHAKIR: When the earth shall be shaken with a (severe) shaking,
056.005 YUSUFALI: And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms, PICKTHAL: And the hills are ground to powder SHAKIR: And the mountains shall be made to crumble with (an awful) crumbling,
056.006 YUSUFALI: Becoming dust scattered abroad, PICKTHAL: So that they become a scattered dust, SHAKIR: So that they shall be as scattered dust.
056.007 YUSUFALI: And ye shall be sorted out into three classes. PICKTHAL: And ye will be three kinds: SHAKIR: And you shall be three sorts.
056.008 YUSUFALI: Then (there will be) the Companions of the Right Hand;- What will be the Companions of the Right Hand? PICKTHAL: (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand? SHAKIR: Then (as to) the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand!
056.009 YUSUFALI: And the Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand? PICKTHAL: And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand? SHAKIR: And (as to) the companions of the left hand; how wretched are the companions of the left hand!
056.010 YUSUFALI: And those Foremost (in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter). PICKTHAL: And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race: SHAKIR: And the foremost are the foremost,
056.011 YUSUFALI: These will be those Nearest to Allah: PICKTHAL: Those are they who will be brought nigh SHAKIR: These are they who are drawn nigh (to Allah),
056.012 YUSUFALI: In Gardens of Bliss: PICKTHAL: In gardens of delight; SHAKIR: In the gardens of bliss.
056.013 YUSUFALI: A number of people from those of old, PICKTHAL: A multitude of those of old SHAKIR: A numerous company from among the first,
056.014 YUSUFALI: And a few from those of later times. PICKTHAL: And a few of those of later time. SHAKIR: And a few from among the latter.
056.015 YUSUFALI: (They will be) on Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones), PICKTHAL: On lined couches, SHAKIR: On thrones decorated,
056.016 YUSUFALI: Reclining on them, facing each other. PICKTHAL: Reclining therein face to face. SHAKIR: Reclining on them, facing one another.
056.017 YUSUFALI: Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness), PICKTHAL: There wait on them immortal youths SHAKIR: Round about them shall go youths never altering in age,
056.018 YUSUFALI: With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains: PICKTHAL: With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring SHAKIR: With goblets and ewers and a cup of pure drink;
056.019 YUSUFALI: No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication: PICKTHAL: Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness, SHAKIR: They shall not be affected with headache thereby, nor shall they get exhausted,
056.020 YUSUFALI: And with fruits, any that they may select: PICKTHAL: And fruit that they prefer SHAKIR: And fruits such as they choose,
056.021 YUSUFALI: And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. PICKTHAL: And flesh of fowls that they desire. SHAKIR: And the flesh of fowl such as they desire.
056.022 YUSUFALI: And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes,- PICKTHAL: And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes, SHAKIR: And pure, beautiful ones,
056.023 YUSUFALI: Like unto Pearls well-guarded. PICKTHAL: Like unto hidden pearls, SHAKIR: The like of the hidden pearls:
056.024 YUSUFALI: A Reward for the deeds of their past (life). PICKTHAL: Reward for what they used to do. SHAKIR: A reward for what they used to do.
056.025 YUSUFALI: Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,- PICKTHAL: There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination SHAKIR: They shall not hear therein vain or sinful discourse,
056.026 YUSUFALI: Only the saying, “Peace! Peace”. PICKTHAL: (Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace. SHAKIR: Except the word peace, peace.
056.027 YUSUFALI: The Companions of the Right Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Right Hand? PICKTHAL: And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand? SHAKIR: And the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand!
056.028 YUSUFALI: (They will be) among Lote-trees without thorns, PICKTHAL: Among thornless lote-trees SHAKIR: Amid thornless lote-trees,
056.029 YUSUFALI: Among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another,- PICKTHAL: And clustered plantains, SHAKIR: And banana-trees (with fruits), one above another.
056.030 YUSUFALI: In shade long-extended, PICKTHAL: And spreading shade, SHAKIR: And extended shade,
056.031 YUSUFALI: By water flowing constantly, PICKTHAL: And water gushing, SHAKIR: And water flowing constantly,
056.032 YUSUFALI: And fruit in abundance. PICKTHAL: And fruit in plenty SHAKIR: And abundant fruit,
056.033 YUSUFALI: Whose season is not limited, nor (supply) forbidden, PICKTHAL: Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden, SHAKIR: Neither intercepted nor forbidden,
056.034 YUSUFALI: And on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high. PICKTHAL: And raised couches; SHAKIR: And exalted thrones.
056.035 YUSUFALI: We have created (their Companions) of special creation. PICKTHAL: Lo! We have created them a (new) creation SHAKIR: Surely We have made them to grow into a (new) growth,
056.036 YUSUFALI: And made them virgin – pure (and undefiled), - PICKTHAL: And made them virgins, SHAKIR: Then We have made them virgins,
056.037 YUSUFALI: Beloved (by nature), equal in age,- PICKTHAL: Lovers, friends, SHAKIR: Loving, equals in age,
056.038 YUSUFALI: For the Companions of the Right Hand. PICKTHAL: For those on the right hand; SHAKIR: For the sake of the companions of the right hand.
056.039 YUSUFALI: A (goodly) number from those of old, PICKTHAL: A multitude of those of old SHAKIR: A numerous company from among the first,
056.040 YUSUFALI: And a (goodly) number from those of later times. PICKTHAL: And a multitude of those of later time. SHAKIR: And a numerous company from among the last.
056.041 YUSUFALI: The Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand? PICKTHAL: And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand? SHAKIR: And those of the left hand, how wretched are those of the left hand!
056.042 YUSUFALI: (They will be) in the midst of a Fierce Blast of Fire and in Boiling Water, PICKTHAL: In scorching wind and scalding water SHAKIR: In hot wind and boiling water,
056.043 YUSUFALI: And in the shades of Black Smoke: PICKTHAL: And shadow of black smoke, SHAKIR: And the shade of black smoke,
056.044 YUSUFALI: Nothing (will there be) to refresh, nor to please: PICKTHAL: Neither cool nor refreshing. SHAKIR: Neither cool nor honorable.
056.045 YUSUFALI: For that they were wont to be indulged, before that, in wealth (and luxury), PICKTHAL: Lo! heretofore they were effete with luxury SHAKIR: Surely they were before that made to live in ease and plenty.
056.046 YUSUFALI: And persisted obstinately in wickedness supreme! PICKTHAL: And used to persist in the awful sin. SHAKIR: And they persisted in the great violation.
056.047 YUSUFALI: And they used to say, “What! when we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised up again?- PICKTHAL: And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again, SHAKIR: And they used to say: What! when we die and have become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised?
056.048 YUSUFALI: “(We) and our fathers of old?” PICKTHAL: And also our forefathers? SHAKIR: Or our fathers of yore?
056.049 YUSUFALI: Say: “Yea, those of old and those of later times, PICKTHAL: Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! those of old and those of later time SHAKIR: Say: The first and the last,
056.050 YUSUFALI: “All will certainly be gathered together for the meeting appointed for a Day well-known. PICKTHAL: Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day. SHAKIR: Shall most surely be gathered together for the appointed hour of a known day.
056.051 YUSUFALI: “Then will ye truly,- O ye that go wrong, and treat (Truth) as Falsehood!- PICKTHAL: Then lo! ye, the erring, the deniers, SHAKIR: Then shall you, O you who err and call it a lie!
056.052 YUSUFALI: “Ye will surely taste of the Tree of Zaqqum. PICKTHAL: Ye verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum SHAKIR: Most surely eat of a tree of Zaqqoom,
056.053 YUSUFALI: “Then will ye fill your insides therewith, PICKTHAL: And will fill your bellies therewith; SHAKIR: And fill (your) bellies with it;
056.054 YUSUFALI: “And drink Boiling Water on top of it: PICKTHAL: And thereon ye will drink of boiling water, SHAKIR: Then drink over it of boiling water;
056.055 YUSUFALI: “Indeed ye shall drink like diseased camels raging with thirst!” PICKTHAL: Drinking even as the camel drinketh. SHAKIR: And drink as drinks the thirsty camel.
056.056 YUSUFALI: Such will be their entertainment on the Day of Requital! PICKTHAL: This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment. SHAKIR: This is their entertainment on the day of requital.
056.057 YUSUFALI: It is We Who have created you: why will ye not witness the Truth? PICKTHAL: We created you. Will ye then admit the truth? SHAKIR: We have created you, why do you not then assent?
056.058 YUSUFALI: Do ye then see?- The (human Seed) that ye throw out,- PICKTHAL: Have ye seen that which ye emit? SHAKIR: Have you considered the seed?
056.059 YUSUFALI: Is it ye who create it, or are We the Creators? PICKTHAL: Do ye create it or are We the Creator? SHAKIR: Is it you that create it or are We the creators?
056.060 YUSUFALI: We have decreed Death to be your common lot, and We are not to be frustrated PICKTHAL: We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun, SHAKIR: We have ordained death among you and We are not to be overcome,
056.061 YUSUFALI: from changing your Forms and creating you (again) in (forms) that ye know not. PICKTHAL: That We may transfigure you and make you what ye know not. SHAKIR: In order that We may bring in your place the likes of you and make you grow into what you know not.
056.062 YUSUFALI: And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises? PICKTHAL: And verily ye know the first creation. Why, then, do ye not reflect? SHAKIR: And certainly you know the first growth, why do you not then mind?
056.063 YUSUFALI: See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground? PICKTHAL: Have ye seen that which ye cultivate? SHAKIR: Have you considered what you sow?
056.064 YUSUFALI: Is it ye that cause it to grow, or are We the Cause? PICKTHAL: Is it ye who foster it, or are We the Fosterer? SHAKIR: Is it you that cause it to grow, or are We the causers of growth?
056.065 YUSUFALI: Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder, and ye would be left in wonderment, PICKTHAL: If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would ye cease not to exclaim: SHAKIR: If We pleased, We should have certainly made it broken down into pieces, then would you begin tb lament:
056.066 YUSUFALI: (Saying), “We are indeed left with debts (for nothing): PICKTHAL: Lo! we are laden with debt! SHAKIR: Surely we are burdened with debt:
056.067 YUSUFALI: “Indeed are we shut out (of the fruits of our labour)” PICKTHAL: Nay, but we are deprived! SHAKIR: Nay! we are deprived.
056.068 YUSUFALI: See ye the water which ye drink? PICKTHAL: Have ye observed the water which ye drink? SHAKIR: Have you considered the water which you drink?
056.069 YUSUFALI: Do ye bring it down (in rain) from the cloud or do We? PICKTHAL: Is it ye who shed it from the raincloud, or are We the Shedder? SHAKIR: Is it you that send it down from the clouds, or are We the senders?
056.070 YUSUFALI: Were it Our Will, We could make it salt (and unpalatable): then why do ye not give thanks? PICKTHAL: If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why then, give ye not thanks? SHAKIR: If We pleased, We would have made it salty; why do you not then give thanks?
056.071 YUSUFALI: See ye the Fire which ye kindle? PICKTHAL: Have ye observed the fire which ye strike out; SHAKIR: Have you considered the fire which you strike?
056.072 YUSUFALI: Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire, or do We grow it? PICKTHAL: Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the grower? SHAKIR: Is it you that produce the trees for it, or are We the producers?
056.073 YUSUFALI: We have made it a memorial (of Our handiwork), and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts. PICKTHAL: We, even We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the wilderness. SHAKIR: We have made it a reminder and an advantage for the wayfarers of the desert.
056.074 YUSUFALI: Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme! PICKTHAL: Therefor (O Muhammad), praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous. SHAKIR: Therefore glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
056.075 YUSUFALI: Furthermore I call to witness the setting of the Stars,- PICKTHAL: Nay, I swear by the places of the stars - SHAKIR: But nay! I swear by the falling of stars;
056.076 YUSUFALI: And that is indeed a mighty adjuration if ye but knew,- PICKTHAL: And lo! that verily is a tremendous oath, if ye but knew - SHAKIR: And most surely it is a very great oath if you only knew;
056.077 YUSUFALI: That this is indeed a qur’an Most Honourable, PICKTHAL: That (this) is indeed a noble Qur’an SHAKIR: Most surely it is an honored Quran,
056.078 YUSUFALI: In Book well-guarded, PICKTHAL: In a Book kept hidden SHAKIR: In a book that is protected
056.079 YUSUFALI: Which none shall touch but those who are clean: PICKTHAL: Which none toucheth save the purified, SHAKIR: None shall touch it save the purified ones.
056.080 YUSUFALI: A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. PICKTHAL: A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. SHAKIR: A revelation by the Lord of the worlds.
056.081 YUSUFALI: Is it such a Message that ye would hold in light esteem? PICKTHAL: Is it this Statement that ye scorn, SHAKIR: Do you then hold this announcement in contempt?
056.082 YUSUFALI: And have ye made it your livelihood that ye should declare it false? PICKTHAL: And make denial thereof your livelihood? SHAKIR: And to give (it) the lie you make your means of subsistence.
056.083 YUSUFALI: Then why do ye not (intervene) when (the soul of the dying man) reaches the throat,- PICKTHAL: Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying) SHAKIR: Why is it not then that when it (soul) comes up to the throat,
056.084 YUSUFALI: And ye the while (sit) looking on,- PICKTHAL: And ye are at that moment looking SHAKIR: And you at that time look on–
056.085 YUSUFALI: But We are nearer to him than ye, and yet see not,- PICKTHAL: – And We are nearer unto him than ye are, but ye see not - SHAKIR: And We are nearer to it than you, but you do not see–
056.086 YUSUFALI: Then why do ye not,- If you are exempt from (future) account,- PICKTHAL: Why then, if ye are not in bondage (unto Us), SHAKIR: Then why is it not– if you are not held under authority–
056.087 YUSUFALI: Call back the soul, if ye are true (in the claim of independence)? PICKTHAL: Do ye not force it back, if ye are truthful? SHAKIR: That you send it (not) back– if you are truthful?
056.088 YUSUFALI: Thus, then, if he be of those Nearest to Allah, PICKTHAL: Thus if he is of those brought nigh, SHAKIR: Then if he is one of those drawn nigh (to Allah),
056.089 YUSUFALI: (There is for him) Rest and Satisfaction, and a Garden of Delights. PICKTHAL: Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of delight. SHAKIR: Then happiness and bounty and a garden of bliss.
056.090 YUSUFALI: And if he be of the Companions of the Right Hand, PICKTHAL: And if he is of those on the right hand, SHAKIR: And if he is one of those on the right hand,
056.091 YUSUFALI: (For him is the salutation), “Peace be unto thee”, from the Companions of the Right Hand. PICKTHAL: Then (the greeting) “Peace be unto thee” from those on the right hand. SHAKIR: Then peace to you from those on the right hand.
056.092 YUSUFALI: And if he be of those who treat (Truth) as Falsehood, who go wrong, PICKTHAL: But if he is of the rejecters, the erring, SHAKIR: And if he is one of the rejecters, the erring ones,
056.093 YUSUFALI: For him is Entertainment with Boiling Water. PICKTHAL: Then the welcome will be boiling water SHAKIR: He shall have an entertainment of boiling water,
056.094 YUSUFALI: And burning in Hell-Fire. PICKTHAL: And roasting at hell-fire. SHAKIR: And burning in hell.
056.095 YUSUFALI: Verily, this is the Very Truth and Certainly. PICKTHAL: Lo! this is certain truth. SHAKIR: Most surely this is a certain truth.
056.096 YUSUFALI: So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme. PICKTHAL: Therefor (O Muhammad) praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous. SHAKIR: Therefore glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
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