1By the emissary winds, (sent) one after another
2By the raging hurricanes,
3By those which cause earth's vegetation to revive;
4By those who winnow with a winnowing,
5By those who bring down the Reminder,
6To excuse or to warn,
7Surely that which ye are promised will befall.
8So when the stars are put out,
9And when the sky is riven asunder,
10And when the mountains are blown away,
11And when the messengers are brought unto their time appointed -
12For what day is the time appointed ?
13For the Day of Decision.
14And what will convey unto thee what the Day of Decision is! -
15Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
16Destroyed We not the former folk,
17Then caused the latter folk to follow after ?
18Thus deal We ever with the guilty.
19Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
20Did We not create you from a base fluid
21Which We laid up in a safe abode
22For a known term ?
23Thus We arranged. How excellent is Our arranging!
24Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
25Have We not made the earth a receptacle
26Both for the living and the dead,
27And placed therein high mountains and given you to drink sweet water therein ?
28Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
29(It will be said unto them:) Depart unto that (doom) which ye used to deny;
30Depart unto the shadow falling threefold,
31(Which yet is) no relief nor shelter from the flame.
32Lo! it throweth up sparks like the castles,
33(Or) as it might be camels of bright yellow hue.
34Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
35This is a day wherein they speak not,
36Nor are they suffered to put forth excuses.
37Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
38This is the Day of Decision, We have brought you and the men of old together.
39If now ye have any wit, outwit Me.
40Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
41Lo! those who kept their duty are amid shade and fountains,
42And fruits such as they desire.
43(Unto them it is said:) Eat, drink and welcome, O ye blessed, in return for what ye did.
44Thus do We reward the good.
45Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
46Eat and take your ease (on earth) a little. Lo! ye are guilty.
47Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
48When it is said unto them: Bow down, they bow not down!
49Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
50In what statement, after this, will they believe ?