Surah Al-Ghashiyah: The Overwhelming Event
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
HAS there come to you the news of the Overwhelming Event?
Faces on that Day will be downcast;
undergo roasting in scorching Fire.
They will be made to drink of a boiling spring.
They will have no food but of thorny bush,—
it is neither nourishing nor satisfying from hunger.
Faces on that Day will be joyful,
well-satisfied with their striving,
in a highly-placed Garden,
you will not hear in it any idle talk.
In it is a spring flowing.
In it are thrones raised high.
and drinking-cups ready-at-hand,
and cushions set in rows,
and carpets spread out.
Do they not then look at the camels how they are created;
and at the heaven how it is raised high,
and at the mountains how they are erected;
and at the earth how it is spread out?
Therefore go on admonishing; you are certainly an admonisher.
You are not a warden over them;
but whoever turns back and disbelieves,
then Allah will punish him with a great punishment.
Surely towards Us is their return;
then it is for Us indeed to take their account.