The Overwhelming
Surah
Al-Ghashiyah
88
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Has the news of the Overwhelming Event reached you ˹O Prophet˺?

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Has there reached you the report of the Overwhelming [event]?

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On that Day ˹some˺ faces will be downcast,

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[Some] faces, that Day, will be humbled,

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˹totally˺ overburdened, exhausted,

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Working [hard] and exhausted.1

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burning in a scorching Fire,

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They will [enter to] burn in an intensely hot Fire.

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left to drink from a scalding spring.

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They will be given drink from a boiling spring.

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They will have no food except a foul, thorny shrub,

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For them there will be no food except from a poisonous, thorny plant

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neither nourishing nor satisfying hunger.

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Which neither nourishes nor avails against hunger.

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On that Day ˹other˺ faces will be glowing with bliss,

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[Other] faces, that Day, will show pleasure.

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˹fully˺ pleased with their striving,

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With their effort [they are] satisfied

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in an elevated Garden,

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In an elevated garden,

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