THE REALITY, CHAPTER NO. 069
With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
069.001 The Sure Reality!
069.002 What is the Sure Reality?
069.003 And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is?
069.004 The Thamud and the Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity!
069.005 But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!
069.006 And the Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent;
069.007 He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down!
069.008 Then seest thou any of them left surviving?
069.009 And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin.
069.010 And disobeyed (each) the apostle of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty.
069.011 We, when the water (of Noahs Flood) overflowed beyond its limits, carried you (mankind), in the floating (Ark),
069.012 That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance.
069.013 Then, when one blast is sounded on the Trumpet,
069.014 And the earth is moved, and its mountains, and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,-
069.015 On that Day shall the (Great) Event come to pass.
069.016 And the sky will be rent asunder, for it will that Day be flimsy,
069.017 And the angels will be on its sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them.
069.018 That Day shall ye be brought to Judgment: not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden.
069.019 Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Ah here!
Read ye my Record!
069.020 "I did really understand that my Account would (One Day) reach me!"
069.021 And he will be in a life of Bliss,
069.022 In a Garden on high,
069.023 The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches) low and near.
069.024 "Eat ye and drink ye, with full satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent before you, in the days that are gone!"
069.025 And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me!
069.026 "And that I had never realised how my account (stood)!
069.027 "Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me!
069.028 "Of no profit to me has been my wealth!
069.029 "My power has perished from me!"...
069.030 (The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him,
069.031 "And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.
069.032 "Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits!
069.033 "This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High.
069.034 "And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent!
069.035 "So no friend hath he here this Day.
069.036 "Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds,
069.037 "Which none do eat but those in sin."
069.038 So I do call to witness what ye see,
069.039 And what ye see not,
069.040 That this is verily the word of an honoured apostle;
069.041 It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe!
069.042 Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is ye receive.
069.043 (This is) a Message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds.
069.044 And if the apostle were to invent any sayings in Our name,
069.045 We should certainly seize him by his right hand,
069.046 And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:
069.047 Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath).
069.048 But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing.
069.049 And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it).
069.050 But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers.
069.051 But verily it is Truth of assured certainty.
069.052 So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High.