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ⅬⅤ, 70-ⅬⅥ, 9.
the qurʼân.

70 In them maidens best and fairest !
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Bright and large-eyed maids kept in their tents.
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Whom no man nor ginn has deflowered before them.
75 Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets.
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Blessed be the name of thy Lord possessed of majesty and honour!




The Chapter of the Inevitable.

(ⅬⅥ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

When the inevitable[1] happens ; none shall call its happening a lie ! — abasing — exalting !
When the earth shall quake, quaking ! 5 and the mountains shall crumble, crumbling, and become like motes dispersed !
And ye shall be three sorts ;
And the fellows of the right hand — what right lucky fellows !
And the fellows of the left hand — what unlucky fellows !

  1. I.e. the day of judgment.