[56:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[56:1] When the inevitable comes to pass.
[56:2] Nothing can stop it from happening.
[56:3] It will lower some, and raise others.
[56:4] The earth will be shaken up.
[56:5] The mountains will be wiped out.
[56:6] As if they never existed.
[56:7] You will be stratified into three kinds.
[56:8] Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.
[56:9] Those who deserved misery will be in misery.
[56:10] Then there is the elite of the elite.
[56:11] They are those who will be closest (to God).
[56:12] In the gardens of bliss.
[56:13] Many from the first generations.
[56:14] Few from the later generations.
[56:15] On luxurious furnishings.
[56:16] Enjoying everything, they will be neighbors.
[56:17] Serving them will be immortal servants.
[56:18] With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.
[56:19] They never run out, nor do they get bored.
[56:20] Fruits of their choice.
[56:21] Meat of birds that they desire.
[56:22] Beautiful mates.
[56:23] Like protected pearls.
[56:24] Rewards for their works.
[56:25] They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.
[56:26] Only the utterance: "Peace, peace."
The Lower Heaven
[56:27] Those of the right side, will be on the right side.
[56:28] In lush orchards.
[56:29] Fragrant fruits.
[56:30] Extended shade.
[56:31] Abundant water.
[56:32] Many fruits.
[56:33] Never ending; never forbidden.
[56:34] Luxurious furnishings.
[56:35] We create for them mates.
[56:36] Never previously touched.
[56:37] Perfectly matched.
[56:38] For those on the right side.
[56:39] Many from the early generations.
[56:40] Many from the later generations.*
[56:41] Those of the left, will be on the left.
[56:42] In misery and inferno.
[56:43] Even their shade is hot.
[56:44] Never cool, never tolerable.
[56:45] They used to be rich.
[56:46] They insisted on the great blasphemy.
[56:47] They said, "After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?
[56:48] "Does this include our forefathers?"
[56:49] Say, "The early generations and the later generations.
[56:50] "Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.
[56:51] "Then you, O disbelieving strayers.
[56:52] "Will eat from the trees of bitterness.
[56:53] "Filling your bellies therefrom.
[56:54] "Then drinking on top of it hellish drinks.
[56:55] "Then adding drinks of sand."
[56:56] Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.
[56:57] We have created you, if you could only believe!
[56:58] Have you noted the semen that you produce?
[56:59] Did you create it, or did we?
[56:60] We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us -
[56:61] from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.
[56:62] You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?
[56:63] Have you noted the crops you reap?
[56:64] Did you grow them, or did we?
[56:65] If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament:
[56:66] "We lost.
[56:67] "We are deprived."
[56:68] Have you noted the water you drink?
[56:69] Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we?
[56:70] If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.
[56:71] Have you noted the fire you ignite?
[56:72] Did you initiate its tree, or did we?
[56:73] We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.
[56:74] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
Only the Sincere Can Understand the Quran
[56:75] I swear by the positions of the stars.
[56:76] This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.*
[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.
[56:78] In a protected book.
[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.*
[56:80] A revelation from the Lord of the universe.
[56:81] Are you disregarding this narration?
[56:82] Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?
[56:83] When the time comes and it (your soul) reaches your throat -
[56:84] you will then look around.
[56:85] We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.
[56:86] If it is true that you do not owe any accounting -
[56:87] why do you not restore (your soul), if you are truthful?
[56:88] If he is one of those close to Me -
[56:89] then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.
[56:90] And if he is one of the right -
[56:91] peace is the lot of those on the right.
[56:92] But if he is one of the disbelievers, the strayers -
[56:93] then an abode of inferno -
[56:94] and burning in Hell.
[56:95] This is the absolute truth.
[56:96] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.