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1.  *     When the inevitable event will come to pass[1]
2.  *     - no one will be able to deny its  coming to pass[2]
3.  *     - then some shall be abased and some exalted.[3]
4.  *     The earth shall  be shaken with severe shaking[4]
5.  *     and the mountains shall be made to crumble with  awful crumbling[5]
6.  *     and become like scattered dust.[6]
7.  *     Then you shall be divided into  three groups:[7]
8.  *     those on the right hand - how blessed shall be the people of the right  hand;[8]
9.  *     those on the left hand - how damned shall be the people of the left hand;[9]
10.  *     and foremost shall be the foremost.[10]
11.  *     They will be nearest to Allah,[11]
12.  *     in the  gardens of bliss.[12]
13.  *     Most of them will be from the former[13]
14.  *     and a few from the  later generations.[14]
15.  *     They shall have the jewelled couches,[15]
16.  *     reclining on them  facing each other,[16]
17.  *     and there shall wait on them the eternal youths[17]
18.  *     with  goblets, shining beakers and cups of pure wine,[18]
19.  *     - which will neither pain their  heads nor take away their senses.[19]
20.  *     They shall have fruits of their own choice[20]
21.  *     and flesh of fowls that they may desire,[21]
22.  *     and dark eyed Huris (damsels),[22]
23.  *     as  lovely as well guarded pearls[23]
24.  *     as a reward for their good deeds that they had  done.[24]
25.  *     There they shall not hear any vain talk nor sinful words,[25]
26.  *     but only the  greetings of "Peace be upon you! Peace be upon you!"[26]
27.  *     Those of the right hand - happy shall be those on the right hand![27]
28.  *     They shall be  among the thornless lote trees,[28]
29.  *     clusters of bananas,[29]
30.  *     extended thick  shades,[30]
31.  *     constantly flowing water,[31]
32.  *     abundant fruits[32]
33.  *     of unforbidden never  ending supply,[33]
34.  *     and will be reclining on high raised couches.[34]
35.  *     We shall create  their wives of special creation[35]
36.  *     and make them virgins[36]
37.  *     beloved by nature,  equal in age,[37]
38.  *     for those of the right hand.[38]
39.  *     Many of them will be from the former[39]
40.  *     and many from the later generations.[40]
41.  *     As for those of the left hand - how unfortunate will be the people of the left hand![41]
42.  *     They will be in the midst of scorching winds and in boiling water:[42]
43.  *     in the shade of  a pitch-black smoke,[43]
44.  *     neither cool nor refreshing.[44]
45.  *     For they lived in comfort  before meeting this fate.[45]
46.  *     They persisted in heinous sins[46]
47.  *     and used to say:  "When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised to life  again?[47]
48.  *     And our forefathers, too?"[48]
49.  *     Tell them: "Surely those of old and those of  present age[49]
50.  *     shall certainly be brought together on an appointed time of a known  Day.[50]
51.  *     Then, "O the mistaken rejecters,[51]
52.  *     you shall eat of the Zaqqum tree,[52]
53.  *     and fill your bellies with it;[53]
54.  *     and drink on top of it scalding water;[54]
55.  *     yet you shall  drink it like a thirsty camel."[55]
56.  *     Such will be their entertainment on the Day of  Reckoning.[56]
57.  *     We have created you: will you not then testify about Our power of creation?[57]
58.  *     Have  you ever considered the semen you discharge:[58]
59.  *     Is it you who create the child from  it, or are We the Creator?[59]
60.  *     It is We Who have ordained death among you and We  are not helpless[60]
61.  *     in replacing you by others like yourselves or transforming you  into beings that you do not know.[61]
62.  *     You already know well your first creation, why  then do you not take heed?[62]
63.  *     Have you ever considered the seed that you sow in  the ground?[63]
64.  *     Is it you who cause it to grow or are We the grower?[64]
65.  *     If it be Our  Will, We could crumble your harvest into chaff, and you would then be left in  lamenting:[65]
66.  *     We are indeed left laden with debts,[66]
67.  *     indeed we have been  deprived from the fruits of our labor![67]
68.  *     Have you ever considered the water which  you drink?[68]
69.  *     Is it you who send it down from the clouds or are We the sender?[69]
70.  *     If it be Our Will, We could turn it salty. Why then do you not give thanks?[70]
71.  *     Have  you ever considered the fire that you kindle?[71]
72.  *     Is it you who grow the tree which  feeds the fire or are We the grower?[72]
73.  *     We have made it a reminder for man as to  what would be the life without it, and a provision of life for the travellers of desert.[73]
74.  *     So glorify the name of your Lord, Who is the Greatest.[74]
75.  *     I swear by the setting of the stars,[75]
76.  *     and it is indeed a mighty oath if you but knew  it,[76]
77.  *     that this is indeed a Glorious Qurían,[77]
78.  *     inscribed in a well-guarded Book,[78]
79.  *     which none can touch except the purified (angels):[79]
80.  *     a revelation from the Lord of  the worlds.[80]
81.  *     Would you scorn a scripture such as this[81]
82.  *     and make itís denying a  means of your livelihood?[82]
83.  *     Why is it not then that when you see a dying personís  soul come up to his throat[83]
84.  *     while you are helplessly watching[84]
85.  *     - and at that  time We are nearer to him than you, although you cannot see Us.[85]
86.  *     Then why do  you not - if you claim you are not subject to reckoning[86]
87.  *     - restore to the dying  person his soul? Answer this, if what you say be true![87]
88.  *     Then if the dying person is  one of those near to Us,[88]
89.  *     for him there is comfort and bounty, and a garden of  bliss.[89]
90.  *     And if he be one of the right hand,[90]
91.  *     he is greeted with salutation: "Peace  be upon you," from those of the right hand.[91]
92.  *     And if he is one of the mistaken  rejecters,[92]
93.  *     he is welcomed with scalding water,[93]
94.  *     and burning in hellfire.[94]
95.  *     Surely this is an absolute truth.[95]
96.  *     Therefore, glorify the name of your Lord, Who is  the Greatest.[96]