Surah 78

AL NABA’ (The Great News)

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


1 Concerning what are they disputing?

2 Concerning the great news,

3 About which they cannot agree.

4 Truly, they shall soon know!

5 Truly, truly they shall soon know!

6 Have we not made the earth as a wide expanse,

7 And the mountains as pegs?

8 And 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 a means of subsistence?

12 And built over you the seven heavens,

13 And placed a light of splendour?

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 Truly the day of sorting out is a thing appointed,

18 The day that the trumpet shall be sounded, and you 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 in it for ages.

24 Nothing cool shall they taste in it, nor any drink,

25 Except a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, murky, intensely cold,

26 A fitting reward.

27 For they did not fear giving account,

28 But they treated our signs as false.

29 And all things have we preserved on record.

30 So taste, for no increase shall we grant you, except in punishment.


31 Truly, for the righteous there will be a fulfilment of desires;

32 Gardens enclosed, and grapevines;

33 Companions of equal age;

34 And a cup full.

35 No vanity shall they hear there, nor untruth;

36 Reward from your Lord, a gift, sufficient,

37 Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all between, the 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 the one who is permitted by the most gracious, and he will say what is right.

39 That day will be the sure reality: therefore, who so will, let him return to his Lord!

40 Truly, we have warned you of a penalty near, the day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the unbeliever will say, Woe to me! Would that I were dust!


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