AL GHASHIYAH (THE OVERWHELMING EVENT)

(Revealed at Mecca - contains 26 verses - 1 section)

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Allah beginning with the name of the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

AYAT

TRANSLATION

1

هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْغَاشِيَةِ

Certainly the news of the calamity that will overwhelm has come to you!

2

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَاشِعَةٌ

Many a face will be disgraced on that day.

3

عَامِلَةٌ نَّاصِبَةٌ

Labouring, striving hard.

4

تَصْلَىٰ نَارًا حَامِيَةً

(Yet) Going into the blazing fire.

5

تُسْقَىٰ مِنْ عَيْنٍ آنِيَةٍ

Made to drink water from the boiling hot spring.

6

لَّيْسَ لَهُمْ طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِن ضَرِيعٍ

There is no food for them except thorns of fire.

7

لَّا يُسْمِنُ وَلَا يُغْنِي مِن جُوعٍ

Which neither give strength nor satisfy the hunger.

8

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاعِمَةٌ

Many a face will be in serenity on that day.

9

لِّسَعْيِهَا رَاضِيَةٌ

Rejoicing over their efforts.

10

فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ

In a high Garden.

11

لَّا تَسْمَعُ فِيهَا لَاغِيَةً

In which they will not hear any lewd speech.

12

فِيهَا عَيْنٌ جَارِيَةٌ

In it is a flowing spring.

13

فِيهَا سُرُرٌ مَّرْفُوعَةٌ

In which are high thrones.

14

وَأَكْوَابٌ مَّوْضُوعَةٌ

And chosen goblets.

15

وَنَمَارِقُ مَصْفُوفَةٌ

And arranged carpets.

16

وَزَرَابِيُّ مَبْثُوثَةٌ

And linen spread out.

17

أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى الْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ

So do they not see the camel how it has been created?

18

وَإِلَى السَّمَاءِ كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ

And the heaven how it has been raised?

19

وَإِلَى الْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ

And the mountains how they have been established?

20

وَإِلَى الْأَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ

And the earth how it has been spread out?

21

فَذَكِّرْ إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٌ

Therefore advise; indeed you are a proclaimer of advice. (The Holy Prophet is a Remembrance from Allah.)

22

لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ

You are not at all a guardian over them.

23

إِلَّا مَن تَوَلَّىٰ وَكَفَرَ

Except whoever turns away and disbelieves

24

فَيُعَذِّبُهُ اللَّهُ الْعَذَابَ الْأَكْبَرَ

So Allah will mete out to him the greatest punishment.

25

إِنَّ إِلَيْنَا إِيَابَهُمْ

Indeed only towards Us is their return

26

ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا حِسَابَهُم

Then indeed only upon Us is their reckoning.

 

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