Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH LVI

Al-Wâqi‘ah, “The Event,” takes its name from a word in v. 1.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

The Event

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. When the event befalleth —

2. There is no denying that it will befall —

3. Abasing (some), exalting (others);

4. When the earth is shaken with a shock

5. And the hills are ground to powder

6. So that they become a scattered dust,

7. And ye will be three kinds:

8. (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the ight hand?

9. And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on :he left hand?

10. And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the ace:

11. Those are they who will be brought nigh

12. In gardens of delight;

13. A multitude of those of old

14. And a few of those of later time,

15. On lined couches,

16. Reclining therein face to face.

17. There wait on them immortal youths

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=567