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


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