TIME, MAN, (EVERY) MAN, THIS (DAY-AND-)AGE, CHAPTER NO. 076
With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
076.001 Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?
076.002 Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him:
So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.
076.003 We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).
076.004 For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.
076.005 As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur,-
076.006 A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
076.007 They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
076.008 And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-
076.009 (Saying),"We feed you for the sake of Allah alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.
076.010 "We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
076.011 But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and (blissful) Joy.
076.012 And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a
Garden and (garments of) silk.
076.013 Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the suns (excessive heat) nor (the moons) excessive cold.
076.014 And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches
(of fruit), there, will hang low in humility.
076.015 And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,-
076.016 Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof
(according to their wishes).
076.017 And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with
076.018 A fountain there, called Salsabil.
076.019 And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
076.020 And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm
076.021 Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.
076.022 "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."
076.023 It is We Who have sent down the Quran to thee by stages.
076.024 Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord, and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.
076.025 And celebrate the name or thy Lord morning and evening,
076.026 And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.
076.027 As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.
076.028 It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when
We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.
076.029 This is an admonition: Whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.
076.030 But ye will not, except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and
076.031 He will admit to His Mercy whom He will; But the wrong-doers,- for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.