The Overwhelming Calamity
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[88.1] Has not there come to you the news of the overwhelming calamity? [88.2] (Some) faces on that day shall be downcast, [88.3] Laboring, toiling, [88.4] Entering into burning fire, [88.5] Made to drink from a boiling spring. [88.6] They shall have no food but of thorns, [88.7] Which will neither fatten nor avail against hunger. [88.8] (Other) faces on that day shall be happy, [88.9] Well-pleased because of their striving, [88.10] In a lofty garden, [88.11] Wherein you shall not hear 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 a row, [88.16] And carpets spread out. [88.17] Will they not then consider the camels, how they are created? [88.18] And the heaven, how it is reared aloft, [88.19] And the mountains, how they are firmly fixed, [88.20] And the earth, how it is made a vast expanse? [88.21] Therefore do remind, for you are only a reminder. [88.22] You are not a watcher 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 turning back, [88.26] Then surely upon Us is the taking of their account.