The Holy Qu'ran
Translation by Abdullah Yousuf Ali


An-Naba ; The Announcement

Surah 78 (Chapter 78); 40 Verses

Makki ; Revealed at Mecca

1. Concerning what are they disputing?

2. Concerning the Great News

3. About which they cannot agree.

4. Verily they shall soon (come to) know!

5. Verily verily they shall soon (come to) know!

6. Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse

7. And the mountains as pegs?

8. And (have We not) created you in pairs

9. And made your sleep for rest

10. And made the night as a covering

11. And made the day as means of subsistence?

12. And (have We not) built over you the seven firmaments

13. And placed (therein) a Light of Splendor?

14. And do We not send down from the clouds water in abundance

15. That We may produce therewith corn and vegetables

16. And gardens of luxurious growth?

17. Verily the Day of Sorting Out is a thing appointed

18. The Day that the Trumpet shall be sounded and ye shall come forth in crowds;

19. And the heavens shall be opened as if there were doors

20. And the mountains shall vanish as if they were a mirage.

21. Truly Hell is as a place of ambush

22. For the transgressors a place of destination:

23. They will dwell therein for ages.

24. Nothing cool shall they tastes therein nor any drink

25. Save a boiling fluid and a fluid dark murky intensely cold

26. A fitting recompense (for them).

27. For that they used not to fear any account (for their deeds)

28. But they (impudently) treated Our Signs as false.

29. And all things have We preserved on record.

30. "So taste ye (the fruits of your deeds); for no increase shall We grant you except in Punishment."

Section 2

31. Verily for the righteous there will be a fulfillment of (the Heart's) desires;

32. Gardens enclosed and Grape-vines;

33. Companions of Equal Age;

34. And a Cup full (to the Brim).

35. No Vanity shall they hear therein nor Untruth

36. Recompense from thy Lord a Gift (amply) sufficient

37. (From) the Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between (Allah) Most Gracious: none shall have power to argue with Him.

38. The Day that the Spirit and the angels will stand forth in ranks none shall speak except any who is permitted by (Allah) Most Gracious and he will say what is right.

39. That Day will be the sure Reality: therefore whoso will let him take a (straight) Return to his Lord!

40. Verily We have warned you of a Penalty near the Day when man will see (the Deeds) which his hands have sent forth and the Unbeliever will say "Woe unto me! Would that I were (mere) dust!"

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