Thamûd and Ad called the Striking Day a lie; but as for Thamûd they perished by the shock; and as for Ad they perished with the violent cold blast of wind, which He subjected against them for seven nights and eight days consecutively. Thou mightest see the people therein prostrate as though they were palm stumps thrown down, and canst thou see any of them left?
And when the trumpet shall be blown with one blast, and the earth shall be borne away, and the mountains too, and both be crushed with one crushing; on that day shall the inevitable happen; and the heaven on that day shall be cleft asunder, for on that day shall it wane! and the angels upon the sides thereof; and above them on that day shall eight bear the throne of thy Lord!
And as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he shall say, Here! take and read my book. Verily, I thought that I should meet my reckoning; and he shall be in a pleasing life, in a lofty garden, whose fruits are nigh to cullEat ye and drink with good digestion, for what ye did aforetime in the days that have gone by!
But as for him who is given his book in his left hand he shall say, O, would that I had not received my book! I did not know what my account would be. O, would that it2 had been an end of me! my wealth availed me not! my authority has perished from me! Take him and fetter him, then in hell broil him! then into a chain whose length is seventy cubits force him! verily, he believed not in the mighty God, nor was he particular to feed the poor: therefore he has not here to-day any warm friend, nor any food except foul ichor, which none save sinners shall eat!
Verily, it is a memorial to the pious; and, verily, we know that there are amongst you those who say it is a lie; and, verily, it is a source of sighing to the misbelievers; and, verily, it is certain truth!