70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
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3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29
The Heights (Al-Ma'aarej)
44 verses, revealed in Mecca after Incontestable (Al-Haaqqah) before The News (Al-Naba')
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
A questioner asked of a chastisement about to fall (1) which will inevitably seize the disbelievers. (2) From Allah, the Lord of the ways of ascent. (3) To whom the angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years. (4) So, (O Prophet), persevere with gracious perseverance. (5) Verily they think that the chastisement is far off, (6) But We see it (quite) near. (7) The Day that the sky will be like the boiling filth of oil, (or molten copper or silver or lead, etc.). (8) and the mountains will become like tufts of wool, (9) No loyal friend will ask another loyal friend (10) though they may be in one another's sight: [for,] everyone who was lost in sin will on that Day but desire to ransom himself from suffering at the price of his own children, (11) And his wife and his brother (12) his kinsmen who gave him refuge (from hardship) (13) and whosoever is in the earth, all together, so that then it might deliver him. (14) By no means! It will be the fierce flame (15) that will strip off the scalp. (16) and it shall call him who withdrew and turned his back (17) and amass [wealth] and thereupon withhold [it from their fellow-men]. (18) ۞ Verily man is impatient by nature: (19) when evil visits him, impatient, (20) but when they are fortunate, they become niggardly (21) Except the observers of prayer - (22) who are constant in prayer; (23) who, from their wealth is a known right (24) to those who ask [for help] and to the destitute; (25) And those who believe in the Day of Recompense, (26) And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord,- (27) for none may ever feel secure from the punishment of their Lord; (28) And those who guard their chastity, (29) Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess-- for these surely are not to be blamed, (30) But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;- (31) (Those) who keep their trusts and their covenant, (32) And those who stand firm in their testimonies; (33) and are steadfast in their prayers. (34) They will be honoured in the Gardens of Bliss. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29