Surah al-Nabaa, Chapter 78

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 30

عَمَّ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ {1}

1. Regareding what they arfe questioning you?

عَنِ النَّبَإِ الْعَظِيمِ {2}

2. Regarding the Mightiest Sign (of Divinity).

الَّذِي هُمْ فِيهِ مُخْتَلِفُونَ {3}

3. Regarding which there is a division of opinion among them.

كَلَّا سَيَعْلَمُونَ {4}

4. No (do not worry) they shall shortly realize.

ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَيَعْلَمُونَ {5}

5. Certianly they shll come to know.

أَلَمْ نَجْعَلِ الْأَرْضَ مِهَادًا {6}

6. What! Did We not make Earth a cradle for them (in which they are rotating and revolving)?

وَالْجِبَالَ أَوْتَادًا {7}

7. And (fixed) pegs in mountains (on Earth so as not to lose balance).

وَخَلَقْنَاكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا {8}

8. And did We not cfreate you in pairs (male and female)?

وَجَعَلْنَا نَوْمَكُمْ سُبَاتًا {9}

9. And did We not endow sleep on you (to overcome fatigue)?

وَجَعَلْنَا اللَّيْلَ لِبَاسًا {10}

10. Did We not endow night (for intercourse) to clothe you in?

وَجَعَلْنَا النَّهَارَ مَعَاشًا {11}

11. And day for earning a livelihood?

وَبَنَيْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعًا شِدَادًا {12}

12. And raised seven mighty hevens over you?

وَجَعَلْنَا سِرَاجًا وَهَّاجًا {13}

13. And fixed (for you) an incandescent luminary?1

وَأَنْزَلْنَا مِنَ الْمُعْصِرَاتِ مَاءً ثَجَّاجًا {14}

14. And we poured down from clouds continuous rain

لِنُخْرِجَ بِهِ حَبًّا وَنَبَاتًا {15}

15. with which to grow cereal and fodder.

وَجَنَّاتٍ أَلْفَافًا {16}

16. And gardens full of trees (variegated).

إِنَّ يَوْمَ الْفَصْلِ كَانَ مِيقَاتًا {17}

17. Verily the Day of Judgment is a fixed period (unknown to all except God).

يَوْمَ يُنْفَخُ فِي الصُّورِ فَتَأْتُونَ أَفْوَاجًا {18}

18. The day the siren shall be sounded, you (hypocrites) shall come in (ten) groups.2

وَفُتِحَتِ السَّمَاءُ فَكَانَتْ أَبْوَابًا {19}

19. And Heaven will burst open with gates therein.

وَسُيِّرَتِ الْجِبَالُ فَكَانَتْ سَرَابًا {20}

20. And mountains set in motion to present an optical illusion.

إِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ كَانَتْ مِرْصَادًا {21}

21. And verily shall hell be an ambuscade.

لِلطَّاغِينَ مَآبًا {22}

22. A stay to weigh the sinners’ deeds.

لَابِثِينَ فِيهَا أَحْقَابًا {23}

23. Wherein they shall be for eight periods (each of 80 years).

لَا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا بَرْدًا وَلَا شَرَابًا {24}

24. Where in (due to heat) they shall not afford to have any cold to offer comfort or drink.

إِلَّا حَمِيمًا وَغَسَّاقًا {25}

25. Except hot liquid and flowing puss.

جَزَاءً وِفَاقًا {26}

26. Which shall be a meet reward for (their) deeds.

إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا لَا يَرْجُونَ حِسَابًا {27}

27. Verily they did not dream of having to render account.

وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا كِذَّابًا {28}

28. And they were false in their allegation to falsify Our Couplets.

وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ كِتَابًا {29}

29. And We, by having recorded, estimated all their deeds.

فَذُوقُوا فَلَنْ نَزِيدَكُمْ إِلَّا عَذَابًا {30}

30. Upon which We shall not enhance anything except punishment (in their favour).


Enough is in body. Mightiest Sign is Ali.

Verses 31 – 40

إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ مَفَازًا {31}

31. Verily for the virtuous is success.

حَدَائِقَ وَأَعْنَابًا {32}

32. Gardens and grapes.

وَكَوَاعِبَ أَتْرَابًا {33}

33. And virgins to match them.

وَكَأْسًا دِهَاقًا {34}

34. And over-flowing cups.

لَا يَسْمَعُونَ فِيهَا لَغْوًا وَلَا كِذَّابًا {35}

35. And in paradise shall they not hear any nonsense or lie.

جَزَاءً مِنْ رَبِّكَ عَطَاءً حِسَابًا {36}

36. And this from your Providence is a multiple gift (as per sincerity) as your reward.

رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا الرَّحْمَٰنِ ۖ لَا يَمْلِكُونَ مِنْهُ خِطَابًا {37}

37. From the Providence of Heaven and Earth and in between. The Mercy Whom they shall dare not address.

يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الرُّوحُ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ صَفًّا ۖ لَا يَتَكَلَّمُونَ إِلَّا مَنْ أَذِنَ لَهُ الرَّحْمَٰنُ وَقَالَ صَوَابًا {38}

38. The day the Holy Soul and the angels stand arrayed. They shall not speak but those (Divine Lights) shall speak well under sanction of the Merciful.3

ذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمُ الْحَقُّ ۖ فَمَنْ شَاءَ اتَّخَذَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِ مَآبًا {39}

39. This Day is certain. They who want Divine Proximity may apply for it.

إِنَّا أَنْذَرْنَاكُمْ عَذَابًا قَرِيبًا يَوْمَ يَنْظُرُ الْمَرْءُ مَا قَدَّمَتْ يَدَاهُ وَيَقُولُ الْكَافِرُ يَا لَيْتَنِي كُنْتُ تُرَابًا {40}

40. Verily have We warned you of the dread of approaching the Dreadful Day, the day man shall see what he has sent ahead and the infidel shall say, “Woe had I followed the Divine Lights.”



  • 1. Source of energy of heat and light for man on Earth withthis medium soil vegetates, clouods forms, winds drive boats on sea and propel air ships, seasons are formed and countless sources of p rovision to creation is contributed and with advance of science, many devices devised to human comfort.
  • 2. Viz. (1) slanderers, as monkey faced, (2) illicit earners as swines, (3) interest takers having heel over head, (4) tyrants as blinded, (5) self-willed as deaf and dumb, (6) those acting against their claims shall bite their tongues, (7) those tormenting their neighbours shall have their hands andlegs cut off, (9) gluttons in stinking smell worse than that of dead bodies, (10) the vain glorious shall wear tarpaulin.
  • 3. After glorifying God the Almighty shall seek interecession for their followers which shall be granted.