76:1. Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?
76:2. Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.
76:3. We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).
76:4. For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.
76:5. As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur,-
76:6. A Fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
76:7. They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
76:8. And they feed, for the love of God, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-
76:9. (Saying), "We feed you for the sake of God alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.
76:10. "We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
76:11. But God will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and (blissful) Joy.
76:12. And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.
76:13. Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold.
76:14. And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit), there, will hang low in humility.
76:15. And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,-
76:16. Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes).
76:17. And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-
76:18. A fountain there, called Salsabil.
76:19. And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
76:20. And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.
76:21. Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.
76:22. "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."
76:23. It is We Who have sent down the Qur'an to thee by stages.
76:24. Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord, and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.
76:25. And celebrate the name or thy Lord morning and evening,
76:26. And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.
76:27. As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.
76:28. It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.
76:29. This is an admonition: Whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.
76:30. But ye will not, except as God wills; for God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
76:31. He will admit to His Mercy whom He will; But the wrong-doers,- for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.