Chapter Scripts

Surah An-Naba 78:21-40

78:21 [On that Day] Verily, hell will lie in wait [for those who deny the truth]. 

78:22 A goal for all who are wont to transgress the bounds of what is right!

78:23 In it shall they remain for a long time. 

78:24 Neither coolness shall they taste therein nor any [thirst-quenching] drink. 

78:25 Only burning despair and ice-cold darkness.

78:26 A meet requital [for their sins]!

78:27 Behold, they were not expecting to be called to account. 

78:28 Having given the lie to Our messages one and all. 

78:29 But We have placed on record every single thing [of what they did].

78:30 [And so We shall say] “Taste, then, [the fruit of your evil doings] for now We shall bestow on you nothing but more and more suffering!”

78:31 [But] Verily for the God-conscious there is supreme fulfillment in store.

78:32 Luxuriant gardens and vineyards. 

78:33 And splendid companions well-matched.

78:34 And a cup [of happiness] overflowing.

78:35 No empty talk will they hear in that [paradise], nor any lie.

78:36 [All this will be] a reward from thy Sustainer, a gift in accordance with [His Own] reckoning.

78:37 [A reward from] the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Most Gracious! [And] none shall have it in their power to raise their voices unto Him. 

78:38 On the Day when all [human] souls and all the angels will stand up in ranks, none will speak but he to whom the Most Gracious will have given leave, and [everyone] will say [only] what is right.

78:39 That will be the Day of Ultimate Truth, whoever wills, then, let him take the path that leads towards his Sustainer!

78:40 Verily, We have warned you of suffering near at hand – [suffering] on the Day when man shall [clearly] see what his hands have sent ahead, and when he who has denied the truth shall say “Oh, would that I was mere dust… !”


The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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