THE EMISSARIES, WINDS SENT FORTH, CHAPTER NO. 077
With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
077.001 By the (Winds) sent forth one after another (to mans profit);
077.002 Which then blow violently in tempestuous Gusts,
077.003 And scatter (things) far and wide;
077.004 Then separate them, one from another,
077.005 Then spread abroad a Message,
077.006 Whether of Justification or of Warning;-
077.007 Assuredly, what ye are promised must come to pass.
077.008 Then when the stars become dim;
077.009 When the heaven is cleft asunder;
077.010 When the mountains are scattered (to the winds) as dust;
077.011 And when the apostles are (all) appointed a time (to collect);-
077.012 For what Day are these (portents) deferred?
077.013 For the Day of Sorting out.
077.014 And what will explain to thee what is the Day of Sorting out?
077.015 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.016 Did We not destroy the men of old (for their evil)?
077.017 So shall We make later (generations) follow them.
077.018 Thus do We deal with men of sin.
077.019 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.020 Have We not created you from a fluid (held) despicable?-
077.021 The which We placed in a place of rest, firmly fixed,
077.022 For a period (of gestation), determined (according to need)?
077.023 For We do determine (according to need); for We are the best to determine
077.024 Ah woe, that Day! to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.025 Have We not made the earth (as a place) to draw together.
077.026 The living and the dead,
077.027 And made therein mountains standing firm, lofty (in stature); and provided for you water sweet (and wholesome)?
077.028 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.029 (It will be said:) "Depart ye to that which ye used to reject as false!
077.030 "Depart ye to a Shadow (of smoke ascending) in three columns,
077.031 "(Which yields) no shade of coolness, and is of no use against the fierce
077.032 "Indeed it throws about sparks (huge) as Forts,
077.033 "As if there were (a string of) yellow camels (marching swiftly)."
077.034 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.035 That will be a Day when they shall not be able to speak.
077.036 Nor will it be open to them to put forth pleas.
077.037 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.038 That will be a Day of Sorting out! We shall gather you together and those before (you)!
077.039 Now, if ye have a trick (or plot), use it against Me!
077.040 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.041 As to the Righteous, they shall be amidst (cool) shades and springs (of water).
077.042 And (they shall have) fruits,- all they desire.
077.043 "Eat ye and drink ye to your hearts content: for that ye worked
077.044 Thus do We certainly reward the Doers of Good.
077.045 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.046 (O ye unjust!) Eat ye and enjoy yourselves (but) a little while, for that ye are Sinners.
077.047 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.048 And when it is said to them, "Prostrate yourselves!" they do not so.
077.049 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
077.050 Then what Message, after that, will they believe in?