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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

p. 1727


Gāshiya, or The Overwhelming Event.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. Has the story
Reached thee, of
The Overwhelming (Event)?

2. Some faces, that Day,
Will be humiliated,

3. Labouring (hard), weary,—

4. The while they enter
The Blazing Fire,—

5. The while they are given,
To drink, of a bailing hot spring,

6. No food will there be
For them but a bitter Dharī’

7. Which will neither nourish
Nor satisfy hunger.

8. (Other) faces that Day
Will be joyful,

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9. Pleased with their Striving,—

10. In a Garden on high,

11. Where they shall hear
No (word) of vanity:

12. Therein will be
A bubbling spring:

13. Therein will be Thrones
(Of dignity), raised on high,

14. Goblets placed (ready),

15. And Cushions set in rows,

16. And rich carpets
(All) spread out.

17. Do they not look
At the Camels,
How they are made?—

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18. And at the Sky,
How it is raised high?—

19. And at the Mountains,
How they are fixed firm?—

20. And at the Earth,
How it is spread out?

21. Wherefore do thou give
Admonition, for thou art
One to admonish.

22. Thou art not one
To manage (men's) affairs.

23. But if any turn away
And reject God,—

24. God will punish him
With a mighty Punishment,

25. For to Us will be
Their Return;

26. Then it will be for Us
To call them to account.

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