[76.1] Hath there come upon
man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing
[76.2] Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test
him; so We make him hearing, knowing.
[76.3] Lo! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or
[76.4] Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and
carcans and a raging fire.
[76.5] Lo! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the
mixture is of Kafur,
[76.6] A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allah drink, making it
gush forth abundantly,
[76.7] (Because) they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the
evil is wide-spreading,
[76.8] And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the
prisoner, for love of Him,
[76.9] (Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah only. We
wish for no reward nor thanks from you;
[76.10] Lo! we fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate.
[76.11] Therefor Allah hath warded off from them the evil of
that day, and hath made them find brightness and joy;
[76.12] And hath awarded them for all that they endured, a
Garden and silk attire;
[76.13] Reclining therein upon couches, they will find there
neither (heat of) a sun nor bitter cold.
[76.14] The shade thereof is close upon them and the clustered
fruits thereof bow down.
[76.15] Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and
beakers (as) of glass
[76.16] (Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they
(themselves) have measured to the measure (of their deeds).
[76.17] There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is
[76.18] (The water of) a spring therein, named Salsabil.
[76.19] There wait on them immortal youths, whom, when thou
seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls.
[76.20] When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and high
[76.21] Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold
embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their Lord will
slake their thirst with a pure drink.
[76.22] (And it will be said unto them): Lo! this is a reward
for you. Your endeavour (upon earth) hath found acceptance.
[76.23] Lo! We, even We, have revealed unto thee the Qur'an, a
[76.24] So submit patiently to thy Lord's command, and obey not
of them any guilty one or disbeliever.
[76.25] Remember the name of thy Lord at morn and evening.
[76.26] And worship Him (a portion) of the night. And glorify
Him through the livelong night.
[76.27] Lo! these love fleeting life, and put behind them (the
remembrance of) a grievous day.
[76.28] We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame.
And when We will, We can replace them, bringing others like them
in their stead.
[76.29] Lo! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever will may
choose a way unto his Lord.
[76.30] Yet ye will not, unless Allah willeth. Lo! Allah is
[76.31] He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and for
evil-doers hath prepared a painful doom.