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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
There hath asked an asker for the torment about to befall. (1) Upon the infidels -- which none would be able to repel -- (2) No one can defend him against God, the Lord of the exalted positions. (3) On that Day (of Judgment), long as fifty thousand years, the angels and the Spirit will ascend to Him. (4) So be patient with gracious patience. (5) Surely they think it to be far off, (6) but We see it near. (7) The Day that the sky will be like the boiling filth of oil, (or molten copper or silver or lead, etc.). (8) The mountains like the tufts of (carded) wool, (9) And no familiar friend will ask a question of 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) And his wife and his brother, (12) And the family in which he was. (13) and whosoever is in the earth, altogether, so that it might save him. (14) By no means! It will be the fierce flame (15) A remover of exteriors. (16) and it will claim all those who turned their backs [on the true faith] and turned away [from the truth], (17) and amass [wealth] and thereupon withhold [it from their fellow-men]. (18) ۞ Verily man is formed impatient. (19) When evil comes upon him he is impatient; (20) And, when good befalleth him, grudging; (21) except those that pray (22) Who are at their prayer constant. (23) And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged (24) For the needy and those dispossessed, (25) who acknowledge the Day of Judgment, (26) And those who are fearful of their Lord's torment (27) Surely the chastisement of their Lord is (a thing) not to be felt secure of-- (28) And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts from illegal sexual acts). (29) Save in regard to their spouses or those whom their right hands own; so verily they are not blameworthy (30) But those who seek more than this will be transgressors; (31) And those who respect their trusts and covenants; (32) Who uphold their testimonies, (33) and who take due care of their Prayer: (34) They will be honoured in the Gardens of Bliss. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
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3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29