Sura 69: Incontestable (Al-Haaqqah)

Sura 69:  Incontestable (Al-Haaqqah)

Number of verses in sura: 52

Order of revelation: 78

 

[69:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[69:1]  The incontestable (event).

 

[69:2]  What an incontestable (event)!

 

[69:3]  It is truly incontestable.

 

[69:4]  Thamoud and `Aad disbelieved in the Shocker.

 

[69:5]  As for Thamoud, they were annihilated by the devastating (quake).

 

[69:6]  As for `Aad, they were annihilated by a persistent, violent storm.

 

[69:7]  He unleashed it upon them for seven nights and eight days, violently. You could see the people tossed around like decayed palm trunks.

 

[69:8]  Can you find any trace of them?

 

[69:9]  Pharaoh, others before him, and the sinners (of Sodom) were wicked.

 

[69:10]  They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord. Consequently, He requited them a devastating requital.

 

[69:11]  The flood was devastating, so we carried you on the floating (ark).

 

[69:12]  We rendered it a lesson for you, that any listening ear may understand.

 

[69:13]  When the horn is blown once.

 

[69:14]  The earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.

 

[69:15]  That is the day when the inevitable event will come to pass.

 

[69:16]  The heaven will crack, and fall apart.

 

[69:17]  The angels will be all around, and Your Lord’s dominion will then encompass eight (universes).*

 

*69:17 This earth is full of misery because of its physical distance from God, since it is in the seventh universe (7:143). In the Hereafter, an eighth universe will be created that will be even farther than our seventh universe; it will be called “Hell” (89:23).

 

[69:18]  On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden.

 

The Believers

 

[69:19]  As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say, “Come read my record.

 

[69:20]  “I did believe that I was going to be held accountable.”

 

[69:21]  He has deserved a happy life.

 

[69:22]  In an exalted Paradise.

 

[69:23]  Its fruits are within reach.

 

[69:24]  Eat and drink happily in return for your works in days past.

 

The Disbelievers

 

[69:25]  As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I never received my record.

 

[69:26]  “I wish I never knew my account.

 

[69:27]  “I wish my death was eternal.

 

[69:28]  “My money cannot help me.

 

[69:29]  “All my power is gone.”

 

[69:30]  Take him and shackle him.

 

[69:31]  Burn him in Hell.

 

[69:32]  In a chain that is seventy arms long, tie him up.

 

[69:33]  For he did not believe in GOD, Most Great.

 

[69:34]  Nor did he advocate the feeding of the poor.

 

[69:35]  Consequently, he has no friend here.

 

[69:36]  Nor any food, except the bitter variety.

 

[69:37]  Food for the sinners.

 

[69:38]  I swear by what you see.

 

[69:39]  And what you do not see.

 

[69:40]  This is the utterance of an honorable messenger.

 

[69:41]  Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.

 

[69:42]  Nor the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed.

 

[69:43]  A revelation from the Lord of the universe.

 

Muhammad Forbidden from Issuing

Any Religious Teachings

 

[69:44]  Had he uttered any other teachings.

 

[69:45]  We would have punished him.

 

[69:46]  We would have stopped the revelations to him.

 

[69:47]  None of you could have helped him.

 

[69:48]  This is a reminder for the righteous.

 

[69:49]  We know; some of you are rejectors.

 

[69:50]  It is but sorrow for the disbelievers.

 

[69:51]  It is the absolute truth.

 

[69:52]  Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, Most Great.