In the name of God,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
76:1 Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?
76:2 Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.
76:3 We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).
76:4 For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.
76:5 As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur,-
76:6 A Fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
76:7 They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
76:8 And they feed, for the love of God, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-
76:9 (Saying),"We feed you for the sake of God alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.
76:10 "We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
76:11 But God will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and (blissful) Joy.
76:12 And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.
76:13 Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold.
76:14 And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit), there, will hang low in humility.
76:15 And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,-
76:16 Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes).
76:17 And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-
76:18 A fountain there, called Salsabil.
76:19 And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
76:20 And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.
76:21 Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.
76:22 "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."
76:23 It is We Who have sent down the Qur'an to thee by stages.
76:24 Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord, and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.
76:25 And celebrate the name or thy Lord morning and evening,
76:26 And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.
76:27 As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.
76:28 It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.
76:29 This is an admonition: Whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.
76:30 But ye will not, except as God wills; for God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
76:31 He will admit to His Mercy whom He will; But the wrong-doers,- for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.
The Holy Quran
Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali