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 Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
A doubter once demanded that punishment be immediately meted out, (1) (a chastisement meant) for the unbelievers, one which none can avert; (2) From God, the Lord of the steps (of progression), (3) To Him the angels and the Spirit mount up, in a day whereof the measure is fifty thousand years. (4) So be thou patient with a sweet patience; (5) They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event): (6) but We see it near. (7) The Day that the sky will be like molten brass, (8) and the mountains shall be like puffs of wool. (9) And no friend will ask concerning his friend. (10) though they shall be within sight of each other. The guilty one will gladly ransom himself from the torment of that Day by sacrificing his own children, (11) his wife, his brother, (12) And his kin that harboured him (13) And all, all that is on earth,- so it could deliver him: (14) But no! There is a raging blaze (15) snatching away the scalp, (16) calling him who drew back and turned away, (17) And masseth and then hoardeth. (18) ۞ Indeed man is created very impatient, greedy. (19) Fretful when evil befalleth him (20) and tight-fisted when good fortune visits him, (21) Not so, however, those who consciously turn towards God in prayer. (22) Those who remain constant in their Salat (prayers); (23) and those in whose wealth there is a known right (24) for those that ask and those that are dispossessed, (25) And those who believe in the Day of Judgement, (26) And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord - (27) for none is secure from the punishment of their Lord, (28) and who are mindful of their chastity, (29) Except with their wives and the (women slaves and captives) whom their right hands possess, for (then) they are not to be blamed, (30) But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;- (31) and those who are faithful to their trusts and to their pledges; (32) And those who are in their testimonies upright (33) and are steadfast in their prayers. (34) These will dwell in Gardens, honoured. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29