سورة الحاقة / Al-Haaqqa
The Sure Reality!
1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ الْحَاقَّةُ
What is the Sure Reality?
2. مَا الْحَاقَّةُ
And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is?
3. وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحَاقَّةُ
The Thamud and the 'Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity!
4. كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ وَعَادٌ بِالْقَارِعَةِ
But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!
5. فَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِالطَّاغِيَةِ
And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent;
6. وَأَمَّا عَادٌ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِرِيحٍ صَرْصَرٍ عَاتِيَةٍ
He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down!
7. سَخَّرَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَبْعَ لَيَالٍ وَثَمَانِيَةَ أَيَّامٍ حُسُومًا فَتَرَى الْقَوْمَ فِيهَا صَرْعَى كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ خَاوِيَةٍ
Then seest thou any of them left surviving?
8. فَهَلْ تَرَى لَهُم مِّن بَاقِيَةٍ
And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin.
9. وَجَاءَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَن قَبْلَهُ وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَاتُ بِالْخَاطِئَةِ
And disobeyed (each) the messenger of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty.
10. فَعَصَوْا رَسُولَ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَهُمْ أَخْذَةً رَّابِيَةً
We, when the water (of Noah's Flood) overflowed beyond its limits, carried you (mankind), in the floating (Ark),
11. إِنَّا لَمَّا طَغَى الْمَاءُ حَمَلْنَاكُمْ فِي الْجَارِيَةِ
That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance.
12. لِنَجْعَلَهَا لَكُمْ تَذْكِرَةً وَتَعِيَهَا أُذُنٌ وَاعِيَةٌ
Then, when one blast is sounded on the Trumpet,
13. فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ نَفْخَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ
And the earth is moved, and its mountains, and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,-
14. وَحُمِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ وَالْجِبَالُ فَدُكَّتَا دَكَّةً وَاحِدَةً
On that Day shall the (Great) Event come to pass.
15. فَيَوْمَئِذٍ وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ
And the sky will be rent asunder, for it will that Day be flimsy,
16. وَانشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَهِيَ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاهِيَةٌ
And the angels will be on its sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them.
17. وَالْمَلَكُ عَلَى أَرْجَائِهَا وَيَحْمِلُ عَرْشَ رَبِّكَ فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ ثَمَانِيَةٌ
That Day shall ye be brought to Judgment: not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden.
18. يَوْمَئِذٍ تُعْرَضُونَ لَا تَخْفَى مِنكُمْ خَافِيَةٌ
Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Ah here! Read ye my Record!
19. فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ فَيَقُولُ هَاؤُمُ اقْرَءُوا كِتَابِيَهْ
"I did really understand that my Account would (One Day) reach me!"
20. إِنِّي ظَنَنتُ أَنِّي مُلَاقٍ حِسَابِيَهْ
And he will be in a life of Bliss,
21. فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ
In a Garden on high,
22. فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ
The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches) low and near.
23. قُطُوفُهَا دَانِيَةٌ
"Eat ye and drink ye, with full satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent before you, in the days that are gone!"
24. كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا هَنِيئًا بِمَا أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِي الْأَيَّامِ الْخَالِيَةِ
And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me!
25. وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِشِمَالِهِ فَيَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي لَمْ أُوتَ كِتَابِيَهْ
"And that I had never realised how my account (stood)!
26. وَلَمْ أَدْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ
"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me!
27. يَا لَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ الْقَاضِيَةَ
"Of no profit to me has been my wealth!
28. مَا أَغْنَى عَنِّي مَالِيَهْ
"My power has perished from me!"...
29. هَلَكَ عَنِّي سُلْطَانِيَهْ
(The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him,
30. خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ
"And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.
31. ثُمَّ الْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ
"Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits!
32. ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ
"This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High.
33. إِنَّهُ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
"And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent!
34. وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَى طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ
"So no friend hath he here this Day.
35. فَلَيْسَ لَهُ الْيَوْمَ هَاهُنَا حَمِيمٌ
"Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds,
36. وَلَا طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِنْ غِسْلِينٍ
"Which none do eat but those in sin."
37. لَّا يَأْكُلُهُ إِلَّا الْخَاطِئُونَ
So I do call to witness what ye see,
38. فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِمَا تُبْصِرُونَ
And what ye see not,
39. وَمَا لَا تُبْصِرُونَ
That this is verily the word of an honoured messenger;
40. إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ
It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe!
41. وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَاعِرٍ قَلِيلًا مَّا تُؤْمِنُونَ
Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is ye receive.
42. وَلَا بِقَوْلِ كَاهِنٍ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
(This is) a Message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds.
43. تَنزِيلٌ مِّن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name,
44. وَلَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بَعْضَ الْأَقَاوِيلِ
We should certainly seize him by his right hand,
45. لَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِالْيَمِينِ
And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:
46. ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الْوَتِينَ
Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath).
47. فَمَا مِنكُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ عَنْهُ حَاجِزِينَ
But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing.
48. وَإِنَّهُ لَتَذْكِرَةٌ لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it).
49. وَإِنَّا لَنَعْلَمُ أَنَّ مِنكُم مُّكَذِّبِينَ
But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers.
50. وَإِنَّهُ لَحَسْرَةٌ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ
But verily it is Truth of assured certainty.
51. وَإِنَّهُ لَحَقُّ الْيَقِينِ
So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High.
52. فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ