In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
88:1 Has there come to thee the news of the Overwhelming Event?
88:2 Faces on that day will be downcast,
88:3 Labouring, toiling,
88:4 Entering burning Fire,
88:5 Made to drink from a boiling spring.
88:6 They will have no food but of thorns,
88:7 Neither nourishing nor satisfying hunger.
88:8 Faces on that day will be happy,
88:9 Glad for their striving,
88:10 In a lofty Garden,
88:11 Wherein thou wilt hear no vain talk.
88:12 Therein is a fountain flowing.
88:13 Therein are thrones raised high,
88:14 And drinking-cups ready placed,
88:15 And cushions set in rows,
88:16 And carpets spread out.
88:17 See they not the clouds, how they are created?
88:18 And the heaven, how it is raised high?
88:19 And the mountains, how they are fixed?
88:20 And the earth, how it is spread out?
88:21 So remind. Thou art only one to remind.
88:22 Thou art not a warder over them —
88:23 But whoever turns back and disbelieves,
88:24 Allah will chastise him with the greatest chastisement.
88:25 Surely to Us is their return.
88:26 Then it is for Us to call them to account.