In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
1. The Reality.
2. What is the Reality?
3. What will make you understand what the Reality is?
4. Thamood and Aad denied the Catastrophe.
5. As for Thamood, they were annihilated by the Overwhelming.
6. And as for Aad, they were annihilated by a furious, roaring wind.
7. He unleashed it against them for seven nights and eight days, in succession. You could see the people tossed around, as though they were hollowed palm trunks.
8. Can you see any remnant of them?
9. Then came Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Overturned Cities indulged in sin.
10. They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so He seized them with a devastating grip.
11. When the waters overflowed, We carried you in the cruising Ark.
12. To make it a lesson for you—and so that retaining ears may retain it.
13. Then, when the Trumpet is blown, a single blow.
14. And the earth and the mountains are lifted up, and crushed, with a single crush.
15. On that Day, the Inevitable will come to pass.
16. And the heaven will crack. So on that Day, it will be frail.
17. And the angels will be ranged around its borders, while eight will be carrying the Throne of your Lord above them that Day.
18. On that Day you will be exposed, and no secret of yours will remain hidden.
19. As for him who is given his book in his right hand, he will say, “Here, take my book and read it.
20. I knew I would be held accountable.”
21. So he will be in a pleasant living.
22. In a lofty Garden.
23. Its pickings are within reach.
24. “Eat and drink merrily for what you did in days gone by.”
25. But as for him who is given his book in his left hand, he will say, “I wish I was never given my book.
26. And never knew what my account was.
27. I wish it was the end.
28. My money has not availed me.
29. My power has vanished from me.”
30. “Take him and shackle him.
31. Then scorch him in the Blaze.
32. Then in a chain whose length is seventy cubits, tie him up.
33. He would not believe in Allah, the Great.
34. Nor would he advocate the feeding of the destitute.
35. So he has no friend here today.
36. And no food, except scum.
37. Which none will eat, except the evildoers.”
38. So I swear by what you see.
39. And by what you do not see.
40. It is the speech of a noble messenger.
41. And it is not the speech of a poet—little do you believe.
42. Nor is it the speech of a fortune-teller. Little do you reflect.
43. It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
44. Had he falsely attributed some statements to Us.
45. We would have seized him by the right arm.
46. Then slashed his lifeline.
47. And none of you could have restrained Us from him.
48. It is a reminder for the righteous.
49. And We know that some of you will deny it.
50. And it is a source of regret for the unbelievers.
51. Yet it is the truth of certainty.
52. So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Magnificent.