76. Al-Insan, Al-Dahr (The Human, The Time)

Medinan, 31 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. Did a period of time (not) come upon human being that he was nothing to be mentioned?

  2. Indeed We created human being from a mixture of fertilized egg (zygote) to test him, and We made hearing and sight for him.

  3. Indeed We guided him to the (right) way, whether he is grateful or ungrateful.

  4. Indeed We have prepared chains and shackles and burning fire for the disbelievers.

  5. Indeed the good ones drink from a cup that its mixture is camphor.

  6. A spring that God's servants drink from it, make it flow out abundantly (as they please).

  7. They fulfill the pledges and they are afraid of a day that its badness is wide spread,

  8. and they feed the food to poor and orphans and captives for His love,

  9. (saying:) “We feed you only for God's pleasure (and His attention), we don't want any reward or thanks from you,

  10. we are afraid of our Lord in a harsh and distressful day.”

  11. So God protects them from badness of that day and gives them vitality and happiness.

  12. And their reward for what they endured will be garden and silk.

  13. Leaning on sofas in there, they do not see (burning) sun and bitter (freezing) cold in it.

  14. And its shades are close over them and its fruits are lowered, hanging low.

  15. And silver bowls and drinking glasses made of crystals are circulated among them,

  16. crystals like silver, they determine their measure (and size).

  17. And in there, they are given drink from a cup that its mixture is ginger,

  18. from a spring in there called Salsabil.

  19. And immortal youth circulate among them, that when you see them you think they are scattered pearls.

  20. And when you see it, then you will see delight and a great kingdom.

  21. There are clothes of fine green silk and brocade on them, and they are decorated with silver bracelets, and their Lord gives them a pure drink to drink.

  22. Indeed this is a reward for you, and your effort is appreciated.

  23. Indeed We sent this Quran down to you gradually.

  24. So persevere (and be patient) for your Lord's command, and do not obey any sinful or ungrateful (disbeliever) among them.

  25. And remember your Lord’s name morning and afternoon,

  26. and during part of the night show your humbleness before Him and glorify Him long (part of) the night.

  27. Indeed these (people) love the transient (this world’s life), and they leave (neglect) a cumbersome day behind.

  28. We created them and We strengthened their form, and when We want We replace them with like them as a substitute.

  29. Indeed this (Quran) is a reminder, so anyone who wants will take a way to his Lord (with following its instructions),

  30. and you do not want except if God wants. Indeed God is knowledgeable and wise.

  31. He admits anyone He wants to His mercy, and He has prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers.