88. Al-Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming)

Meccan, 26 verses

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

  1. Did the story of the overwhelming come to you?

  2. On that day (some) faces are humble,

  3. working hard, exhausted,

  4. entering (and burning in) a scorching fire,

  5. they are made to drink from a boiling spring.

  6. There is no food for them except from a thorny plant,

  7. that does not nourish and it does not satisfy hunger.

  8. On that day (other) faces are delightful,

  9. pleased with their effort

  10. in an excellent garden,

  11. they do not hear any useless talk in there,

  12. a running spring in there,

  13. raised sofas in there,

  14. and drinking glasses set in place

  15. and pillows arranged in rows

  16. and spread out rugs.

  17. Do they not look at the camel, how it is created?

  18. And at the sky, how it is raised?

  19. And at the mountain, how it is set up?

  20. And at the earth, how it is spread out?

  21. So remind (them), for you are only to remind,

  22. you have no control over them.

  23. But anyone who turns away and disbelieves,

  24. then God punishes him with the great punishment.

  25. Indeed their return is to Us,

  26. then indeed their reckoning is on Us.