THE MOUNT, CHAPTER NO. 052
With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
052.001 By the Mount (of Revelation);
052.002 By a Decree inscribed
052.003 In a Scroll unfolded;
052.004 By the much-frequented Fane;
052.005 By the Canopy Raised High;
052.006 And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-
052.007 Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
052.008 There is none can avert it;-
052.009 On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
052.010 And the mountains will fly hither and thither.
052.011 Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-
052.012 That play (and paddle) in shallow trifles.
052.013 That Day shall they be thrust down to the Fire of Hell, irresistibly.
052.014 "This:, it will be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye were wont to deny!
052.015 "Is this then a fake, or is it ye that do not see?
052.016 "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."
052.017 As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-
052.018 Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.
052.019 (To them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds."
052.020 They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.
052.021 And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
052.022 And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
052.023 They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
052.024 Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them. Youths (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
052.025 They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
052.026 They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
052.027 "But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.
052.028 "Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"
052.029 Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.
052.030 Or do they say:- "A Poet! we await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"
052.031 Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will wait along with you!"
052.032 Is it that their faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are they but a people transgressing beyond bounds?
052.033 Or do they say, "He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!
052.034 Let them then produce a recital like unto it,- If (it be) they speak the truth!
052.035 Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
052.036 Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.
052.037 Or are the Treasures of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers (of affairs)?
052.038 Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.
052.039 Or has He only daughters and ye have sons?
052.040 Or is it that thou dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-
052.041 Or that the Unseen in it their hands, and they write it down?
052.042 Or do they intend a plot (against thee)? But those who defy Allah are themselves involved in a Plot!
052.043 Or have they a god other than Allah? Exalted is Allah far above the things they associate with Him!
052.044 Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say:
"Clouds gathered in heaps!"
052.045 So leave them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall (perforce) swoon (with terror),-
052.046 The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them.
052.047 And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment besides this: But most of them understand not.
052.048 Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,
052.049 And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!