77 The Emissaries
77:1 By the (Winds) sent forth one after another (to man’s profit);
77:2 Which then blow violently in tempestuous Gusts,
77:3 And scatter (things) far and wide;
77:4 Then separate them, one from another,
77:5 Then spread abroad a Message,
77:6 Whether of Justification or of Warning;-
77:7 Assuredly, what ye are promised must come to pass.
77:8 Then when the stars become dim;
77:9 When the heaven is cleft asunder;
77:10 When the mountains are scattered (to the winds) as dust;
77:11 And when the apostles are (all) appointed a time (to collect);-
77:12 For what Day are these (portents) deferred?
77:13 For the Day of Sorting out.
77:14 And what will explain to thee what is the Day of Sorting out?
77:15 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
(77:15, 19, 24, 34, 37, 40, 45, 47, 49)
“Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!”
77:16 Did We not destroy the men of old (for their evil)?
Allah destroyed “the men of old.”
77:17 So shall We make later (generations) follow them.
77:18 Thus do We deal with men of sin.
77:19 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:20 Have We not created you from a fluid (held) despicable?-
77:21 The which We placed in a place of rest, firmly fixed,
77:22 For a period (of gestation), determined (according to need)?
77:23 For We do determine (according to need); for We are the best to determine (things).
77:24 Ah woe, that Day! to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:25 Have We not made the earth (as a place) to draw together.
77:26 The living and the dead,
77:27 And made therein mountains standing firm, lofty (in stature); and provided for you water sweet (and wholesome)?
77:28 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:29 (It will be said:) “Depart ye to that which ye used to reject as false!
Pickthill: “Depart unto that doom which ye used to deny.”
Doom in the Quran
For disbelievers a painful doom
77:30 “Depart ye to a Shadow (of smoke ascending) in three columns,
77:31 “(Which yields) no shade of coolness, and is of no use against the fierce Blaze.
77:32 “Indeed it throws about sparks (huge) as Forts,
77:33 “As if there were (a string of) yellow camels (marching swiftly).”
77:34 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:35 That will be a Day when they shall not be able to speak.
77:36 Nor will it be open to them to put forth pleas.
77:37 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:38 That will be a Day of Sorting out! We shall gather you together and those before (you)!
77:39 Now, if ye have a trick (or plot), use it against Me!
77:40 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:41 As to the Righteous, they shall be amidst (cool) shades and springs (of water).
77:42 And (they shall have) fruits,- all they desire.
77:43 “Eat ye and drink ye to your heart’s content: for that ye worked (Righteousness).
77:44 Thus do We certainly reward the Doers of Good.
77:45 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:46 (O ye unjust!) Eat ye and enjoy yourselves (but) a little while, for that ye are Sinners.
77:47 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:48 And when it is said to them, “Prostrate yourselves!” they do not so.
77:49 Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejecters of Truth!
77:50 Then what Message, after that, will they believe in?