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Sura 78 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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1Of what do they question one another?
2Of the mighty tiding
3whereon they are at variance.
4No indeed; they shall soon know!
5Again, no indeed; they shall soon know!
6Have We not made the earth as a cradle
7and the mountains as pegs?
8And We created you in pairs,
9and We appointed your sleep for a rest;
10and We appointed night for a garment,
11and We appointed day for a livelihood.
12And We have built above you seven strong ones,
13and We appointed a blazing lamp
14and have sent down out of the rainclouds water cascading
15that We may bring forth thereby grain and plants,
16and gardens luxuriant.
17Surely the Day of Decision is an appointed time,
18the day the Trumpet is blown, and you shall come in troops,
19and heaven is opened, and become gates,
20and the mountains are set in motion, and become a vapour.
21Behold, Gehenna has become an ambush,
22for the insolent a resort,
23therein to tarry for ages,
24tasting therein neither coolness nor any drink
25save boiling water and pus
26for a suitable recompense.
27They indeed hoped not for a reckoning,
28and they cried loud lies to Our signs;
29and everything We have numbered in a Book.
30'Taste! We shall increase you not save in chastisement.'
31Surely for the godfearing awaits a place of security,
32gardens and vineyards
33and maidens with swelling breasts, like of age,
34and a cup overflowing.
35Therein they shall hear no idle talk, no cry of lies,
36for a recompense from thy Lord, a gift, a reckoning,
37Lord of the heavens and earth, and all that between them is, the All-merciful of whom they have no power to speak.
38Upon the day when the Spirit and the angels stand in ranks they shall speak not, save him to whom the All-merciful has given leave, and who speaks aright.
39That is the true day; so whosoever wills takes unto his Lord a resort.
40Lo, We have warned you of a nigh chastisement, upon the day when a man shall behold what his hands have forwarded, and the unbeliever shall say, 'O would that I were dust!'

Current edition: 2013 Feb 17
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