The Sent Forth
In the name of Allah, tho Beneficent, the Merciful.[77.1] I swear by the emissary winds, sent one after another (for men's benefit), [77.2] By the raging hurricanes, [77.3] Which scatter clouds to their destined places, [77.4] Then separate them one from another, [77.5] Then I swear by the angels who bring down the revelation, [77.6] To clear or to warn. [77.7] Most surely what you are threatened with must come to pass. [77.8] So when the stars are made to lose their light, [77.9] And when the heaven is rent asunder, [77.10] And when the mountains are carried away as dust, [77.11] And when the apostles are gathered at their appointed time li. To what day is the doom fixed? [77.13] To the day of decision. [77.14] And what will make you comprehend what the day of decision is? [77.15] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.16] Did We not destroy the former generations? [77.17] Then did We follow them up with later ones. [77.18] Even thus shall We deal with the guilty. [77.19] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.20] Did We not create you from contemptible water? [77.21] Then We placed it in a secure resting-place, [77.22] Till an appointed term, [77.23] So We proportion it-- how well are We at proportioning (things). [77.24] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.25] Have We not made the earth to draw together to itself, [77.26] The living and the dead, [77.27] And made therein lofty mountains, and given you to drink of sweet water? [77.28] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.29] Walk on to that which you called a lie. [77.30] Walk on to the covering having three branches, [77.31] Neither having the coolness of the shade nor availing against the flame. [77.32] Surely it sends up sparks like palaces, [77.33] As if they were tawny camels. [77.34] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.35] This is the day on which they shall not speak, [77.36] And permission shall not be given to them so that they should offer excuses. [77.37] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.38] This is the day of decision: We have gathered you and those of yore. [77.39] So if you have a plan, plan against Me (now). [77.40] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.41] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be amid shades and fountains, [77.42] And fruits such as they desire. [77.43] Eat and drink pleasantly because of what you did. [77.44] Surely thus do We reward the doers of good. [77.45] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.46] Eat and enjoy yourselves for a little; surely you are guilty. [77.47] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.48] And where it is said to them: Bow down, they do not bow down. [77.49] Woe on that day to the rejecters. [77.50] In what announcement, then, after it, will they believe?