Al-Ma'arij

Qur'an

  Revealed 79th  

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A supplicant asked for a punishment bound to happen

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To the disbelievers; of it there is no preventer.

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[It is] from God, owner of the ways of ascent.

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The angels and the Spirit will ascend to Him during a Day the extent of which is fifty thousand years.

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So be patient with gracious patience.

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Indeed, they see it [as] distant,

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But We see it [as] near.

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On the Day the heaven will be like murky oil,

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And the mountains will be like wool,

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And no friend will ask [anything of] a friend,

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They will be shown each other.  The criminal will wish that he could be ransomed from the punishment of that Day by his children

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And his wife and his brother

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And his nearest kindred who shelter him

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And whoever is on earth entirely [so] then it could save him.  [*Job 36:18 - 19*Psalms 49:6 - 7]

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No!  Indeed, it is the Flame [of Hell],

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A remover of exteriors.

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It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience]

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And collected [wealth] and hoarded.

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Indeed, mankind was created anxious

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When evil touches him, impatient,

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And when good touches him, withholding [of it],

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Except the observers of prayer -

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Those who are constant in their prayer

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And those within whose wealth is a known right

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For the petitioner and the deprived -

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And those who believe in the Day of Recompense

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And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord -

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Indeed, the punishment of their Lord is not that from which one is safe -

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And those who guard their private parts

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Except from their wives or those they rightfully possess, for indeed, they are not to be blamed -

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But whoever seeks beyond that, then they are the transgressors -

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And those who are to their trusts and promises attentive

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And those who are in their testimonies upright

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And those who [carefully] maintain their prayer

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They will be in gardens, honored.

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So what is [the matter] with those who disbelieve, hastening [from] before you, [O Muhammad],

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[To sit] on [your] right and [your] left in separate groups?

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Does every person among them aspire to enter a garden of pleasure?

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No!  Indeed, We have created them from that which they know.

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So I swear by the Lord of [all] risings and settings that indeed We are able

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To replace them with better than them; and We are not to be outdone.

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So leave them to converse vainly and amuse themselves until they meet their Day which they are promised -

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The Day they will emerge from the graves rapidly as if they were, toward an erected idol, hastening.

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Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them.  That is the Day which they had been promised.

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