Ad-Dukhan

Qur'an

  Revealed 64th  

44:1
Ha, Meem.

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By the clear Book,

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Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night.  Indeed, We were to warn [mankind].

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On that night is made distinct every precise command -

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[Every] command [proceeding] from Us.  Indeed, We were to send [a messenger]

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As mercy from your Lord.  Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

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Lord of the heavens and the earth and that between them, if you would be certain.

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There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.  [He is] your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers.

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But they are in doubt, amusing themselves.

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Then watch for the Day when the heaven will bring a visible smoke.

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Covering the people; this is a painful torment.

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[They will say], "Our Lord, remove from us the torment; indeed, we are believers."

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How will there be for them a reminder [at that time]?  And there had come to them a clear Messenger.

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Then they turned away from him and said, "[He was] taught [and is] a madman."

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Indeed, We will remove the torment for a little.  Indeed, you [disbelievers] will return [to disbelief].

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The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution.

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And We had already tried before them the people of Pharaoh, and there came to them a noble messenger,

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[Saying], "Render to me the servants of God.  Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger,"

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And [saying], "Be not haughty with God.  Indeed, I have come to you with clear authority.

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And indeed, I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me.

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But if you do not believe me, then leave me alone."

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And [finally] he called to his Lord that these were a criminal people.

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[God said], "Then set out with My servants [*Leviticus 25:55] by night.  Indeed, you are to be pursued.

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And leave the sea in stillness.  Indeed, they are an army to be drowned."

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How many did they leave behind of gardens and springs

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And crops and noble sites

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And comfort wherein they were amused?

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Thus.  And We caused to inherit it another people.

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And the heaven and earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.

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And We certainly saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating torment -

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From Pharaoh.  Indeed, he was a haughty one among the transgressors.

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And We certainly chose them by knowledge over [all] the worlds.

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And We gave them of signs that in which there was a clear trial.

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Indeed, these [disbelievers] are saying,

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"There is not but our first death, and we will not be resurrected.

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Then bring [back] our forefathers, if you should be truthful."

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Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those before them?  We destroyed them, [for] indeed, they were criminals.

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And We did not create the heavens and earth and that between them in play.

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We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.

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Indeed, the Day of Judgement is the appointed time for them all -

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The Day when no relation will avail a relation at all, nor will they be helped -  [*2 Ezra 7:43 - 45]

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Except those [believers] on whom God has mercy.  Indeed, He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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Indeed, the tree of zaqqum

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Is food for the sinful.

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Like murky oil, it boils within bellies

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Like the boiling of scalding water.

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[It will be commanded], "Seize him and drag him into the midst of the Hellfire, [*Matthew 22:13]

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Then pour over his head from the torment of scalding water."

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[It will be said], "Taste!  Indeed, you are the honored, the noble!

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Indeed, this is what you used to dispute."

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Indeed, the righteous will be in a secure place;

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Within gardens and springs,

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Wearing [garments of] fine silk and brocade, facing each other.

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Thus. And We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.

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They will call therein for every [kind of] fruit - safe and secure.  [*2 Ezra 7:53]

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They will not taste death therein except the first death, and He will have protected them from the punishment of Hellfire

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As bounty from your Lord.  That is what is the great attainment.

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And indeed, We have eased [the Qur'an] in your tongue that they might be reminded.

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So watch, indeed, they are watching [for your end].

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