Surah Al-Insan / Ad-Dahr: The Man or The Long Life
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
DID there not pass over man a while of a long time when he was not anything worth mentioning?
We have indeed created man out of a spermatozoon coupled, We are going to discipline him, so We have made him hearing, seeing.
Surely We have guided him in the Path; he is either grateful, or he be ungrateful.
We have indeed prepared for the Unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning Fire.
The virtuous will certainly drink of a cup— the temper of which is with camphor,—
a spring from which the bondsmen of Allah will drink, they will make it flow a great flowing.
They fulfill vows and fear the day, the calamity of which will be far-reaching.
And they feed food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive,
“We feed you for the pleasure of Allah only; we do not desire from you recompense, nor also thanks.
“Surely we fear from our Rabb a frowning, distressful day.”
So Allah will save them from the evil of that day, and cause them to meet with cheerfulness and happiness;
and reward them, as they had persevered, with a Garden and silk,
reclining in it upon thrones, they will not see in it the sun, not also biting cold,
and close upon them will be the shades of it, and its clustered fruits will hang low,— within easy reach.
And round them will be made to pass cups of silver and bowls of crystal glass,—
crystal-clear of silver, which they will measure according to a measure.
And they will be given in it to drink a cup the temper of which is with Zingiber,—
a spring in it called Salsabil.
And youths of perpetual bloom will go round them; when you see them you will take them for pearls scattered about.
And whenever you will look there, you will see blissfulness and a great kingdom.