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ⅭⅠ, 5-ⅭⅢ, 3
the qurʼân.

5 And as for him whose balance is heavy, he shall be in a well-pleasing life.

But as for him whose balance is light, his dwelling shall be the pit of hell[1].

And who shall make thee know what it is ? — a burning fire!




The Chapter of the Contention about Numbers.

(ⅭⅡ. Place of origin doubtful.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

The contention about numbers deludes you till ye visit the tombs[2]!

Not so ! In the end ye shall know! And again not so ! In the end ye shall know !

5 Not so ! Did ye but know with certain knowledge !

Ye shall surely see hell ! And again ye shall surely see it with an eye of certainty.

Then ye shall surely be asked about pleasure[3]!




The Chapter of the Afternoon[4].

(ⅭⅢ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

By the afternoon ! verily, man is in loss ! save


  1. El Hâwiyeh, see Introduction, p. ⅼⅹⅹ.
  2. The commentators say that in one of the frequent contentions about the respective nobility of the Arab tribes, that the Abu Menaf clan disputed with that of Sahm, which was the most numerous, and the latter, having lost many men in battle, declared that their dead should be taken into account as well as the living.
  3. That is, the pleasures of this life.
  4. Or, ‘the age.’