78-The News / An-Naba:

In God’s Name, whose Mercy is Great and Continuous:

(78:1)   What are they questioning?

(78:2)   The Day of Resurrection?

(78:3)   And they sit around arguing?

(78:4)   No, they will understand.

(78:5)   Soon they will understand.

(78:6)   Didn’t I make the earth comfortable,

(78:7)   and the mountains like posts, strong and powerful?

(78:8)   Didn’t I create you to be husband and wife,

(78:9)   and make your sleep together restful?

(78:10) Didn’t I make the night like a blanket over you

(78:11) and the day a time to make your living?

(78:12) Didn’t I build over you seven heavens

(78:13) and put the sun as a lamp for you burning?

(78:14) Didn’t I send down from the clouds pouring rain

(78:15) to grow grain and plants,

(78:16) and thick orchards producing?

(78:17) Definitely, the Day of Judgment is a fixed ending.

(78:18) On that day, the horn will be blown and in waves you will come marching.

(78:19) The sky will be opened like doors,

(78:20) and the mountains will blow away like clouds.

(78:21) On that day, Hell will lie waiting,

(78:22) to capture those who reject this warning.

(78:23) They will stay in it forever.

(78:24-25) Even the cold they find in it will burn and the only drink will be foul liquid or boiling water.

(78:26) This is what they deserve.

(78:27) They lived their lives in sin because they didn’t believe it would happen.

(78:28) And they completely rejected My message and My warnings.

(78:29) Everything they did is documented in writing.

(78:30) So taste the punishment of Hell, because that is all you will be getting.

(78:31) As for those who submit out of fear of disobeying, they will win their reward:

(78:32) Fenced in orchards and vineyards,

(78:33) mature and youthful spouses,

(78:34) and filled cups one after the other.

(78:35) Life will be friendly, happy, and peaceful.

(78:36) This is My reward for those who come in a state of submission. I will keep giving them without question.

(78:37) I am in charge and take care of everything in the heavens and the earth and in between. My mercy is great and encompasses everything. On that day, to Me, no one will be able to say anything.

(78:38) On that day, Gabriel and the angels will stand in rows. They will only speak the truth and only with permission.

(78:39) The Day of Judgment is true, so whoever wants to save themselves should turn back to Me with good deeds in humble submission.

(78:40) I have warned you of a punishment that is close, and the day is coming. On that day, each person will see what they have brought, and those who reject this warning will wish they had been left in the ground to rot.


Verses 12: In several places in the Quran, God uses the phrase “seven heavens.” Sometimes this is a reference to the layers of the atmosphere. In other places, it refers to what could be described as numerous dimensions. The entire visible universe is in the first ‘heaven.’ We are told that there are six other ‘heavens’ or dimensions filled with angels constantly praying to God and making a pilgrimage to a special house of worship in the seventh heaven. In addition and separate from this, God created Paradise which also has many levels of reward in it.

Verse 33: It is closer to the Arabic to say, “physically mature and youthful wives that are similar to them in age.” Obviously, if the women are similar to the men in age, then the men in Paradise are also young and physically mature. So in English it is clearer to say, “mature and youthful spouses.” Some translators have mistakenly understood this verse to mean that the women in Paradise all have large breasts. In classical Arabic, the term used in this verse was used to refer to young women who had recently become physically mature. It was not used as a general adjective to describe women with large breasts.  


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1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas