Sura 76: The Human (Al-Insaan)

Sura 76:  The Human (Al-Insaan)

Number of verses in sura: 31

Order of revelation: 98

 

[76:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[76:1]  Is it not a fact that there was a time when the human being was nothing to be mentioned?

 

[76:2]  We created the human from a liquid mixture, from two parents, in order to test him. Thus, we made him a hearer and a seer.

 

[76:3]  We showed him the two paths, then he is either appreciative, or unappreciative.

 

[76:4]  We prepared for the disbelievers chains, shackles, and a blazing Hell.

 

[76:5]  As for the virtuous, they will drink from cups spiced with nectar.

 

[76:6]  A spring that is reserved for GOD‘s servants; it will gush out as they will.

 

[76:7]  They fulfill their pledges, and reverence a day that is extremely difficult.

 

[76:8]  They donate their favorite food to the poor, the orphan, and the captive.

 

[76:9]  “We feed you for the sake of GOD; we expect no reward from you, nor thanks.

 

[76:10]  “We fear from our Lord a day that is full of misery and trouble.”

 

[76:11]  Consequently, GOD protects them from the evils of that day, and rewards them with joy and contentment.

 

[76:12]  He rewards them for their steadfastness with Paradise, and silk.

 

[76:13]  They relax therein on luxurious furnishings. They suffer neither the heat of the sun, nor any cold.

 

[76:14]  The shade covers them therein, and the fruits are brought within reach.

 

[76:15]  They are served drinks in silver containers and cups that are translucent.

 

[76:16]  Translucent cups, though made of silver; they rightly deserved all this.

 

[76:17]  They enjoy drinks of delicious flavors.

 

[76:18]  From a spring therein known as “Salsabeel.”

 

[76:19]  Serving them will be immortal servants. When you see them, they will look like scattered pearls.

 

[76:20]  Wherever you look, you will see bliss, and a wonderful dominion.

 

[76:21]  On them will be clothes of green velvet, satin, and silver ornaments. Their Lord will provide them with pure drinks.

 

[76:22]  This is the reward that awaits you, for your efforts have been appreciated.

 

[76:23]  We have revealed to you this Quran; a special revelation from us.

 

[76:24]  You shall steadfastly carry out your Lord’s commandments, and do not obey any sinful disbeliever among them.

 

[76:25]  And commemorate the name of your Lord day and night.

 

[76:26]  During the night, fall prostrate before Him, and glorify Him many a long night.

 

[76:27]  These people are preoccupied with this fleeting life, while disregarding – just ahead of them – a heavy day.

 

[76:28]  We created them, and established them, and, whenever we will, we can substitute others in their place.

 

[76:29]  This is a reminder: whoever wills shall choose the path to his Lord.

 

[76:30]  Whatever you will is in accordance with GOD‘s will.  GOD is Omniscient, Wise.

 

[76:31]  He admits whomever He wills into His mercy. As for the transgressors, He has prepared for them a painful retribution.