In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

Sura 56, The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe‘ah)



[56:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[56:1] When the inevitable comes to pass.

[56:2] Nothing can stop it from happening.

[56:3] It will lower some, and raise others.

[56:4] The earth will be shaken up.

[56:5] The mountains will be wiped out.

[56:6] As if they never existed.

[56:7] You will be stratified into three kinds.

[56:8] Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

[56:9] Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

[56:10] Then there is the elite of the elite.

[56:11] They are those who will be closest (to God).

[56:12] In the gardens of bliss.

[56:13] Many from the first generations.*

Footnote

[56:14] Few from the later generations.

[56:15] On luxurious furnishings.

[56:16] Enjoying everything, they will be neighbors.

[56:17] Serving them will be immortal servants.

[56:18] With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

[56:19] They never run out, nor do they get bored.

[56:20] Fruits of their choice.

[56:21] Meat of birds that they desire.

[56:22] Beautiful mates.

[56:23] Like protected pearls.

[56:24] Rewards for their works.

[56:25] They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

[56:26] Only the utterance: "Peace, peace."

The Lower Heaven

[56:27] Those of the right side, will be on the right side.

[56:28] In lush orchards.

[56:29] Fragrant fruits.

[56:30] Extended shade.

[56:31] Abundant water.

[56:32] Many fruits.

[56:33] Never ending; never forbidden.

[56:34] Luxurious furnishings.

[56:35] We create for them mates.

[56:36] Never previously touched.

[56:37] Perfectly matched.

[56:38] For those on the right side.

[56:39] Many from the early generations.

[56:40] Many from the later generations.

Footnote

Hell

[56:41] Those of the left, will be on the left.

[56:42] In misery and inferno.

[56:43] Even their shade is hot.

[56:44] Never cool, never tolerable.

[56:45] They used to be rich.

[56:46] They insisted on the great blasphemy.

[56:47] They said, "After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?

[56:48] "Does this include our forefathers?"

[56:49] Say, "The early generations and the later generations.

[56:50] "Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.

[56:51] "Then you, O disbelieving strayers.

[56:52] "Will eat from the trees of bitterness.

[56:53] "Filling your bellies therefrom.

[56:54] "Then drinking on top of it hellish drinks.

[56:55] "Then adding drinks of sand."

[56:56] Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.

Reflections

[56:57] We have created you, if you could only believe!

[56:58] Have you noted the semen that you produce?

[56:59] Did you create it, or did we?

[56:60] We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us—

[56:61] from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

[56:62] You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

[56:63] Have you noted the crops you reap?

[56:64] Did you grow them, or did we?

[56:65] If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament:

[56:66] "We lost.

[56:67] "We are deprived."

[56:68] Have you noted the water you drink?

[56:69] Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we?

[56:70] If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.

[56:71] Have you noted the fire you ignite?

[56:72] Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

[56:73] We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

[56:74] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Only the Sincere Can Understand the Quran

[56:75] I swear by the positions of the stars.

[56:76] This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.*

Footnote

[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.

[56:78] In a protected book.

[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.*

Footnote

[56:80] A revelation from the Lord of the universe.

[56:81] Are you disregarding this narration?

[56:82] Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

[56:83] When the time comes and it (your soul) reaches your throat—

[56:84] you will then look around.

[56:85] We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

[56:86] If it is true that you do not owe any accounting—

[56:87] why do you not restore (your soul), if you are truthful?

[56:88] If he is one of those close to Me—

[56:89] then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

[56:90] And if he is one of the right—

[56:91] peace is the lot of those on the right.

[56:92] But if he is one of the disbelievers, the strayers—

[56:93] then an abode of inferno—

[56:94] and burning in Hell.

[56:95] This is the absolute truth.

[56:96] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.


Cumulative frequency of the word GOD for this Sura =   Cumulative sum of verses where the word GOD occurs for this Sura =
2417   116118

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