AL-WAQIA
                   Al-Shurim &
                     Alsudays
                                 Abd Albaset
                                              AL-Menshawy

          In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: When the event befalleth -

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PICKTHAL: There is no denying that it will befall -

SHAKIR: There is no belying its coming to pass--

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PICKTHAL: Abasing (some), exalting (others);

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PICKTHAL: When the earth is shaken with a shock

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PICKTHAL: And the hills are ground to powder

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PICKTHAL: So that they become a scattered dust,

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PICKTHAL: And ye will be three kinds:

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PICKTHAL: (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?

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PICKTHAL: And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left
hand?

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PICKTHAL: And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race:

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PICKTHAL: Those are they who will be brought nigh

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PICKTHAL: In gardens of delight;

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PICKTHAL: A multitude of those of old

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PICKTHAL: And a few of those of later time.

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PICKTHAL: On lined couches,

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PICKTHAL: Reclining therein face to face.

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PICKTHAL: There wait on them immortal youths

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PICKTHAL: With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring

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PICKTHAL: Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness,

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PICKTHAL: And fruit that they prefer

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PICKTHAL: And flesh of fowls that they desire.

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PICKTHAL: And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes,

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PICKTHAL: Like unto hidden pearls,

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PICKTHAL: Reward for what they used to do.

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PICKTHAL: There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination

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PICKTHAL: (Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace.

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PICKTHAL: And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?

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PICKTHAL: Among thornless lote-trees

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PICKTHAL: And clustered plantains,

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PICKTHAL: And spreading shade,

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PICKTHAL: And water gushing,

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PICKTHAL: And fruit in plenty

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PICKTHAL: Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden,

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PICKTHAL: And raised couches;

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We have created them a (new) creation

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PICKTHAL: And made them virgins,

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PICKTHAL: Lovers, friends,

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PICKTHAL: For those on the right hand;

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PICKTHAL: A multitude of those of old

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PICKTHAL: And a multitude of those of later time.

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PICKTHAL: And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand?

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PICKTHAL: In scorching wind and scalding water

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PICKTHAL: And shadow of black smoke,

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PICKTHAL: Neither cool nor refreshing.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! heretofore they were effete with luxury

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PICKTHAL: And used to persist in the awful sin.

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PICKTHAL: And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and
bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again,

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PICKTHAL: And also our forefathers?

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PICKTHAL: Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! those of old and those of later
time

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PICKTHAL: Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day.

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PICKTHAL: Then lo! ye, the erring, the deniers,

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PICKTHAL: Ye verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum

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PICKTHAL: And will fill your bellies therewith;

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PICKTHAL: And thereon ye will drink of boiling water,

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PICKTHAL: Drinking even as the camel drinketh.

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PICKTHAL: This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.

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PICKTHAL: We created you. Will ye then admit the truth?

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PICKTHAL: Have ye seen that which ye emit?

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PICKTHAL: Do ye create it or are We the Creator?

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PICKTHAL: We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun,

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PICKTHAL: That We may transfigure you and make you what ye know not.

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PICKTHAL: And verily ye know the first creation. Why, then, do ye not
reflect?

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PICKTHAL: Have ye seen that which ye cultivate?

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PICKTHAL: Is it ye who foster it, or are We the Fosterer?

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PICKTHAL: If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would ye cease
not to exclaim:

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PICKTHAL: Lo! we are laden with debt!

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but we are deprived!

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PICKTHAL: Have ye observed the water which ye drink?

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PICKTHAL: Is it ye who shed it from the raincloud, or are We the Shedder?

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PICKTHAL: If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why then, give ye
not thanks?

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PICKTHAL: Have ye observed the fire which ye strike out;

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PICKTHAL: Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the
grower?

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PICKTHAL: We, even We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the
dwellers in the wilderness.

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PICKTHAL: Therefor (O Muhammad), praise the name of thy Lord, the
Tremendous.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, I swear by the places of the stars -

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PICKTHAL: And lo! that verily is a tremendous oath, if ye but knew -

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PICKTHAL: That (this) is indeed a noble Qur'an

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PICKTHAL: In a Book kept hidden

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PICKTHAL: Which none toucheth save the purified,

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PICKTHAL: A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

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PICKTHAL: Is it this Statement that ye scorn,

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PICKTHAL: And make denial thereof your livelihood?

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PICKTHAL: Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying)

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PICKTHAL: And ye are at that moment looking

SHAKIR: And you at that time look on--

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PICKTHAL: - And We are nearer unto him than ye are, but ye see not -

SHAKIR: And We are nearer to it than you, but you do not see--

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PICKTHAL: Why then, if ye are not in bondage (unto Us),

SHAKIR: Then why is it not-- if you are not held under authority--

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PICKTHAL: Do ye not force it back, if ye are truthful?

SHAKIR: That you send it (not) back-- if you are truthful?

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PICKTHAL: Thus if he is of those brought nigh,

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PICKTHAL: Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of delight.

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PICKTHAL: And if he is of those on the right hand,

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PICKTHAL: Then (the greeting) "Peace be unto thee" from those on the right
hand.

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PICKTHAL: But if he is of the rejecters, the erring,

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PICKTHAL: Then the welcome will be boiling water

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PICKTHAL: And roasting at hell-fire.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! this is certain truth.

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PICKTHAL: Therefor (O Muhammad) praise the name of thy Lord, the
Tremendous.

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