78. The Event

[78:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[78:1] What are they questioning?

[78:2] The great event.

[78:3] That is disputed by them.

[78:4] Indeed, they will find out.

[78:5] Most assuredly, they will find out.

[78:6] Did we not make the earth habitable?

[78:7] And the mountains stabilizers?

[78:8] We created you as mates (for one another).

[78:9] We created sleeping so you can rest.

[78:10] We made the night a cover.

[78:11] And the day to seek provisions.

[78:12] We built above you seven universes.

[78:13] We created a bright lamp.

[78:14] We send down from the clouds pouring water.

[78:15] To produce with it grains and plants.

[78:16] And various orchards.

[78:17] The Day of Decision is appointed.

[78:18] The day the horn is blown, and you come in throngs.

[78:19] The heaven will be opened like gates.

[78:20] The mountains will be removed, as if they were a mirage.

[78:21] Gehenna is inevitable.

[78:22] For the transgressors; it will be their abode.

[78:23] They stay in it for ages.

[78:24] They never taste in it coolness, nor a drink.

[78:25] Only an inferno, and bitter food.

[78:26] A just requital.

[78:27] They never expected to be held accountable.

[78:28] And utterly rejected our signs.

[78:29] We counted everything in a record.

[78:30] Suffer the consequences; we will only increase your retribution.

[78:31] The righteous have deserved a reward.

[78:32] Orchards and grapes.

[78:33] Magnificent spouses.

[78:34] Delicious drinks.

[78:35] They will never hear in it any nonsense or lies.

[78:36] A reward from your Lord; a generous recompense.

[78:37] Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. The Most Gracious. No one can abrogate His decisions.

[78:38] The day will come when the Spirit and the angels will stand in a row. None will speak except those permitted by the Most Gracious, and they will utter only what is right.

[78:39] Such is the inevitable day. Whoever wills let him take refuge in his Lord.

[78:40] We have sufficiently warned you about an imminent retribution. That is the day when everyone will examine what his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say, “Oh, I wish I were dust.”