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56 THE TERROR (1 – 25)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

When the Terror descends (and none denies its descending) abasing, exalting, when the earth shall be rocked 5and the mountains crumbled and become a dust scattered, and you shall be three bands—

Companions of the Right (O Companions of the Right!) Companions of the Left (O Companions of the Left!) 10and the Outstrippers: the Outstrippers those are they brought nigh the Throne, in the Gardens of Delight (a throng of the ancients and how few of the later folk) 15upon close-wrought couches reclining upon them, set face to face, immortal youths going round about them with goblets, and ewers, and a cup from a spring (no brows throbbing, no intoxication) 20and such fruits as they shall choose, and such flesh of fowl as they desire, and wide-eyed houris as the likeness of hidden pearls, a recompense for that they laboured. Therein they shall hear no idle talk, no cause of sin, 25only the saying ‘Peace, Peace!’

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