إِنَّ لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ مَفَازًا
Indeed, for the righteous is attainment –
1- Of security, success and reward, including escape and safety from Hell.
Gardens and grapevines.
And full-breasted [companions] of equal age.
And a full cup.
1- Of wine which is delicious and does not intoxicate.
لَّا يَسۡمَعُونَ فِيهَا لَغۡوٗا وَلَا كِذَّـٰبٗا
No ill speech will they hear therein or any falsehood –
جَزَآءٗ مِّن رَّبِّكَ عَطَآءً حِسَابٗا
[As] reward from your Lord, [a generous] gift [made due by] account,
1- i.e., as a result of both their own righteous deeds and the limitless generosity of AllŒh (subúŒnahu wa taÔŒlŒ). Another meaning is "a gift calculated [to be adequate]."
رَّبِّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِۖ لَا يَمۡلِكُونَ مِنۡهُ خِطَابٗا
[From] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, the Most Merciful. They possess not from Him [authority for] speech.
1- None of AllŒh's creatures can plead with Him on the Day of Judgement except by His permission.
يَوۡمَ يَقُومُ ٱلرُّوحُ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ صَفّٗاۖ لَّا يَتَكَلَّمُونَ إِلَّا مَنۡ أَذِنَ لَهُ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنُ وَقَالَ صَوَابٗا
The Day that the Spirit [i.e., Gabriel] and the angels will stand in rows, they will not speak except for one whom the Most Merciful permits, and he will say what is correct.
ذَٰلِكَ ٱلۡيَوۡمُ ٱلۡحَقُّۖ فَمَن شَآءَ ٱتَّخَذَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ مَـَٔابًا
That is the True [i.e., certain] Day; so he who wills may take to his Lord a [way of] return.
1- i.e., a direct route through correct beliefs and righteous deeds.
إِنَّآ أَنذَرۡنَٰكُمۡ عَذَابٗا قَرِيبٗا يَوۡمَ يَنظُرُ ٱلۡمَرۡءُ مَا قَدَّمَتۡ يَدَاهُ وَيَقُولُ ٱلۡكَافِرُ يَٰلَيۡتَنِي كُنتُ تُرَٰبَۢا
Indeed, We have warned you of an impending punishment on the Day when a man will observe what his hands have put forth and the disbeliever will say, "Oh, I wish that I were dust!"
1- i.e., the deeds he did in this world, which await him in the Hereafter.
By those [angels] who extract with violence
1- i.e., those who tear out the souls of those destined for Hell.
And [by] those who remove with ease
1- i.e., those angels who ease out the souls of those destined for Paradise.
And [by] those who glide [as if] swimming
1- Speeding to execute AllŒh's commands.
And those who race each other in a race
1- Racing to deliver the souls of the believers to Paradise.
And those who arrange [each] matter,
1- According to AllŒh's decree.
يَوۡمَ تَرۡجُفُ ٱلرَّاجِفَةُ
On the Day the blast [of the Horn] will convulse [creation],
There will follow it the subsequent [one].
قُلُوبٞ يَوۡمَئِذٖ وَاجِفَةٌ
Hearts, that Day, will tremble,
1- Those of the disbelievers who denied the Resurrection.
Their eyes humbled.
1- Those of the disbelievers.
يَقُولُونَ أَءِنَّا لَمَرۡدُودُونَ فِي ٱلۡحَافِرَةِ
They are [presently] saying, "Will we indeed be returned to [our] former state [of life]?
أَءِذَا كُنَّا عِظَٰمٗا نَّخِرَةٗ
Even if we should be decayed bones?"
1- The disbelievers say this in ridicule of the warning.
قَالُواْ تِلۡكَ إِذٗا كَرَّةٌ خَاسِرَةٞ
They say, "That, then, would be a losing return."
1- i.e., "If that were so, we would not be able to escape punishment."
فَإِنَّمَا هِيَ زَجۡرَةٞ وَٰحِدَةٞ
Indeed, it will be but one shout,
فَإِذَا هُم بِٱلسَّاهِرَةِ
And suddenly they will be [alert] upon the earth's surface.
هَلۡ أَتَىٰكَ حَدِيثُ مُوسَىٰٓ
Has there reached you the story of Moses? -
إِذۡ نَادَىٰهُ رَبُّهُۥ بِٱلۡوَادِ ٱلۡمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى
When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of $uwŒ,
ٱذۡهَبۡ إِلَىٰ فِرۡعَوۡنَ إِنَّهُۥ طَغَىٰ
"Go to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed.
فَقُلۡ هَل لَّكَ إِلَىٰٓ أَن تَزَكَّىٰ
And say to him, 'Would you [be willing to] purify yourself
وَأَهۡدِيَكَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَتَخۡشَىٰ
And let me guide you to your Lord so you would fear [Him]?'"
فَأَرَىٰهُ ٱلۡأٓيَةَ ٱلۡكُبۡرَىٰ
And he showed him the greatest sign,
1- i.e., the miracle of his staff becoming a great snake.