The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 88 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Ghashiya
English: The Overwhelming
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 87 (Al-Ala - The Most High)
> Sura 89 (Al-Fajr - The Dawn)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 51 (Adh-Dhariyat - The Winnowing Winds)
> Sura 18 (Al-Kahf - The Cave)

Verses: 26

1Hast thou received the story of the Enveloper?

Sura 88:19 is referenced on Islam and Science: Errors in the Qur'an and Arab Education: 3. Geology Mistakes.

2Faces on that day humbled,
3labouring, toilworn,
4roasting at a scorching fire,
5watered at a boiling fountain,
6no food for them but cactus thorn
7unfattening, unappeasing hunger.
8Faces on that day jocund,
9with their striving well-pleased,
10in a sublime Garden,
11hearing there no babble;
12therein a running fountain,
13therein uplifted couches
14and goblets set forth
15and cushions arrayed
16and carpets outspread.
17What, do they not consider how the camel was created,
18how heaven was lifted up,
19how the mountains were hoisted,
20how the earth was outstretched?
21Then remind them! Thou art only a reminder;
22thou art not charged to oversee them.
23But he who turns his back, and disbelieves,
24God shall chastise him with the greatest chastisement.
25Truly, to Us is their return;
26then upon Us shall rest their reckoning.