The Inevitable
Surah
Al-Waqi'ah
56
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When the Inevitable Event takes place,

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When the Occurrence occurs,

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then no one can deny it has come.

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There is, at its occurrence, no denial.

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It will debase ˹some˺ and elevate ˹others˺.1

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It will bring down [some] and raise up [others].1

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When the earth will be violently shaken,

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When the earth is shaken with convulsion

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and the mountains will be crushed to pieces,

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And the mountains are broken down, crumbling

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becoming scattered ˹particles of˺ dust,

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And become dust dispersing,

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you will ˹all˺ be ˹divided into˺ three groups:

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And you become [of] three kinds:

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the people of the right, how ˹blessed˺ will they be;

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Then the companions of the right - what are the companions of the right?1

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the people of the left, how ˹miserable˺ will they be;

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And the companions of the left - what are companions of the left?1

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and the foremost ˹in faith˺ will be the foremost ˹in Paradise˺.

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And the forerunners, the forerunners1 -

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