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1.  *     About what are they asking?[1]
2.  *     About the mighty event[2]
3.  *     - the theme of their  disputes.[3]
4.  *     Very soon they shall come to know;[4]
5.  *     We repeat, very soon they shall  come to know.[5]
6.  *     Is it not true that We have spread the earth like a bed,[6]
7.  *     and the  mountains as pegs,[7]
8.  *     created you in pairs,[8]
9.  *     provided you rest in sleep,[9]
10.  *     made  the night a mantle,[10]
11.  *     made the day to work for earning your livelihood,[11]
12.  *     built  above you seven firmaments,[12]
13.  *     placed therein a shining lamp,[13]
14.  *     sent down  abundant water from the clouds,[14]
15.  *     bringing forth grain, vegetation[15]
16.  *     and gardens  of luxurious growth?[16]
17.  *     The Day of decision is already fixed.[17]
18.  *     On that Day, the  Trumpet shall be sounded and you shall come forth in multitude.[18]
19.  *     The sky shall be  opened as if there were doors.[19]
20.  *     The mountains shall vanish as if they were a  mirage.[20]
21.  *     For sure, the hell shall lie in ambush,[21]
22.  *     to become a home for the  transgressors.[22]
23.  *     There they shall live for ages,[23]
24.  *     in it they shall taste neither  refreshment nor drink,[24]
25.  *     except scalding water and decaying filth:[25]
26.  *     a fitting  recompense for their deeds.[26]
27.  *     For they never expected to be accountable,[27]
28.  *     and  wittingly rejected Our revelations.[28]
29.  *     But We had recorded everything in a Book.[29]
30.  *     It will be said: "Taste the fruits of your deeds! You shall have nothing but increase in  punishment."[30]
31.  *     On that Day, the righteous will certainly achieve their Heartís desires:[31]
32.  *     beautiful  gardens, vineyards;[32]
33.  *     and young women of their own age,[33]
34.  *     and overflowing  cups;[34]
35.  *     they shall hear no vanity, nor any falsehood;[35]
36.  *     - a recompense from your  Lord and a gift beyond their account[36]
37.  *     from the Compassionate, Who is the Lord of  the heavens, the earth and all that lies between them; before Whom no one shall be  able to speak.[37]
38.  *     On that Day, the Spirit (Gabriel) and the angels shall stand in their  ranks; none shall speak except the one to whom the Compassionate (Allah) shall  grant permission to speak, and he will speak straight to the point.[38]
39.  *     That Day is a  sure reality. Let him who desires, seek a way back to his Lord.[39]
40.  *     Indeed We have  forewarned you of an imminent punishment which lies close-at-hand, on the Day  when man shall see what his hands have sent forth and the unbeliever will cry: "I  wish! I could remain merely dust."[40]