The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 69 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Haaqqa
English: The Reality
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 68 (Al-Qalam - The Pen)
> Sura 70 (Al-Maarij - The Ascending Stairways)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 67 (Al-Mulk - The Sovereignty)
> Sura 70 (Al-Maarij - The Ascending Stairways)

Verses: 52

1The Indubitable!
2What is the Indubitable?
3And what will teach thee what is the Indubitable?
4Thamood and Ad cried lies to the Clatterer.
5As for Thamood, they were destroyed by the Screamer;
6and as for Ad, they were destroyed by a wind clamorous,
7violent that He compelled against them seven nights and eight days, uninterruptedly, and thou mightest see the people laid prostrate in it as if they were the stumps of fallen down palm-trees.
8Now dost thou see any remnant of them?
9Pharaoh likewise, and those before him, and the Subverted Cities -- they committed error,
10and they rebelled against the Messenger of their Lord, and He seized them with a surpassing grip.
11Lo, when the waters rose, We bore you in the running ship
12that We might make it a reminder for you and for heeding ears to hold.
13So, when the Trumpet is blown with a single blast
14and the earth and the mountains are lifted up and crushed with a single blow,
15then, on that day, the Terror shall come to pass,
16and heaven shall be split, for upon that day it shall be very frail,
17and the angels shall stand upon its borders, and upon that day eight shall carry above them the Throne of thy Lord.
18On that day you shall be exposed, not one secret of yours concealed.
19Then as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he shall say, 'Here, take and read my book!
20Certainly I thought that I should encounter my reckoning.'
21So he shall be in a pleasing life
22in a lofty Garden,
23its clusters nigh to gather.
24'Eat and drink with wholesome appetite for that you did long ago, in the days gone by.'
25But as for him who is given his book in his left hand, he shall say, 'Would that I had not been given my book
26and not known my reckoning!
27Would it had been the end!
28My wealth has not availed me,
29my authority is gone from me.'
30'Take him, and fetter him,
31and then roast him in Hell,
32then in a chain of seventy cubits' length insert him!
33Behold, he never believed in God the All-mighty,
34and he never urged the feeding of the needy;
35therefore he today has not here one loyal friend,
36neither any food saving foul pus,
37that none excepting the sinners eat.'
38No! I swear by that you see
39and by that you do not see,
40it is the speech of a noble Messenger.
41It is not the speech of a poet (little do you believe)
42nor the speech of a soothsayer (little do you remember).
43A sending down from the Lord of all Being.
44Had he invented against Us any sayings,
45We would have seized him by the right hand,
46then We would surely have cut his life-vein
47and not one of you could have defended him.
48Surely it is a Reminder to the godfearing;
49but We know that some of you will cry lies.
50Surely it is a sorrow to the unbelievers;
51yet indeed it is the truth of certainty.
52Then magnify the Name of thy Lord, the All-mighty.