Quran, Surah 88

 

Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translated by Hilali Khan
Surah 88 - The Overwhelming


With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

1. Has the story reached thee of the overwhelming (Event)?

2. Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated,

3. Labouring (hard), weary -

4. The while they enter the Blazing Fire -

5. The while they are given, to drink, of a boiling hot spring,

6. No food will there be for them but a bitter Dhari’

7. Which will neither nourish nor satisfy hunger.

8. (Other) faces that Day will be joyful,

9. Pleased with their striving -

10. In a Garden on high,

11. Where they shall hear no (word) of vanity:

12. Therein will be a bubbling spring:

13. Therein will be Thrones (of dignity), raised on high,

14. Goblets placed (ready),

15. And cushions set in rows,

16. And rich carpets (all) spread out.

17. Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made? -

18. And at the Sky, how it is raised high? -

19. And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm? -

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

21. Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish.

22. Thou art not one to manage (men’s) affairs.

23. But if any turn away and reject Allah -

24. Allah will punish him with a mighty Punishment,

25. For to Us will be their return;

26. Then it will be for Us to call them to account.

 
88. Surah Al-Ghaashiyah (The Overwhelming)

 

1. Has there come to you the narration of the overwhelming (i.e. the Day of Resurrection);

2. Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated (in the Hell-fire, i.e. the faces of all disbelievers, Jews and Christians, etc.).

3. Labouring (hard in the worldly life by worshipping others besides Allah), weary (in the Hereafter with humility and disgrace).

4. They will enter in the hot blazing Fire,

5. They will be given to drink from a boiling spring,

6. No food will there be for them but a poisonous thorny plant,

7. Which will neither nourish nor avail against hunger.

8. (Other) faces, that Day, will be joyful,

9. Glad with their endeavour (for their good deeds which they did in this world, along with the true Faith of Islamic Monotheism).

10. In a lofty Paradise.

11. Where they shall neither hear harmful speech nor falsehood,

12. Therein will be a running spring,

13. Therein will be thrones raised high,

14. And cups set at hand.

15. And cushions set in rows,

16. And rich carpets (all) spread out.

17. Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?

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

19. And at the mountains, how they are rooted and fixed firm?

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

21. So remind them (O Muhammad), you are only a one who reminds.

22. You are not a dictator over them.

23. Save the one who turns away and disbelieves

24. Then Allah will punish him with the greatest punishment.

25. Verily, to Us will be their return;

26. Then verily, for Us will be their reckoning.

 
 

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