Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things." — Holy Qur'an 24:35


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Gaashiyah: The Overwhelming

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

088.001 Hath there come unto thee tidings of the Overwhelming?
088.002 On that day (many) faces will be downcast,
088.003 Toiling, weary,
088.004 Scorched by burning fire,
088.005 Drinking from a boiling spring,
088.006 No food for them save bitter thorn-fruit
088.007 Which doth not nourish nor release from hunger.
088.008 In that day other faces will be calm,
088.009 Glad for their effort past,
088.010 In a high Garden
088.011 Where they hear no idle speech,
088.012 Wherein is a gushing spring,
088.013 Wherein are couches raised
088.014 And goblets set at hand
088.015 And cushions ranged
088.016 And silken carpets spread.
088.017 Will they not regard the camels, how they are created?
088.018 And the heaven, how it is raised?
088.019 And the hills, how they are set up?
088.020 And the earth, how it is spread?
088.021 Remind them, for thou art but a remembrancer,
088.022 Thou art not at all a warder over them.
088.023 But whoso is averse and disbelieveth,
088.024 Allah will punish him with direst punishment.
088.025 Lo! unto Us is their return
088.026 And Ours their reckoning.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


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