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The Holy Qur'an
Surah 70; Al-Maarij (the Steps) Translated by Yusefali
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
1. A questioner asked about a Penalty to befall
2. The Unbelievers the which there is none to ward off
3. (A Penalty) from Allah Lord of the Ways of Ascent.
4. The angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years:
5. Therefore do thou hold Patience a Patience of beautiful (contentment).
6. They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event):
7. But We see it (quite) near.
8. The Day that the sky will be like molten brass
9. And the mountains will be like wool
10. And no friend will ask after a friend
11. Though they will be put in sight of each other the sinnerís desire will be: would that he could redeem himself from the
Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children
12. His wife and his brother
13. His kindred who sheltered him.
14. And all all that is on earth so it could deliver him:
15. By no means! For it would be the Fire of Hell!
16. Plucking out (his being) right to the skull!
17. Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right)
18. And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)!
19. Truly man was created very impatient
20. Fretful when evil touches him;
21. And niggardly when good reaches him
22. Not so those devoted to Prayer
23. Those who remain steadfast to their prayer;
24. And those in whose wealth is a recognized right
25. For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);
26. And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;
27. And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord
28. For their Lordís displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity
29. And those who guard their chastity
30. Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess for (then) they are not to be blamed
31. But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors
32. And those who respect their trusts and covenants;
33. And those who stand firm in their testimonies;
34. And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship
35. Such will be the honored ones in the Gardens of (Bliss).
36. Now what is the matter with the Unbelievers that they rush madly before thee
37. From the right and from the left in crowds?
38. Does every man of them long to enter the Garden of Bliss?
39. By no means! For We have created them out of the (base matter) they know!
40. Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly
41. Substitute for them better (men) than they; and We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan).
42. So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!
43. The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchers in sudden hast as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them)
44. Their eyes lowered in dejection ignominy covering them (all
over)! Such is the Day the which they are promised!
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