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')
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
A supplicant asked for a punishment bound to happen (1) for the unbelievers, which none may avert, (2) from God, the Lord of the Stairways. (3) all the angels and all the inspiration [ever granted to man] ascend unto Him [daily,] in a day the length whereof is [like] fifty thousand years… (4) Wherefore be thou patient with a becoming patience. (5) They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event): (6) While we behold it nigh: (7) On that Day the heavens shall become like molten brass, (8) And the hills become as flakes of wool, (9) and no friend will ask about his friend, (10) though they may see each other. A sinner will wish that he could save himself from the torment of that day by sacrificing his children, (11) his wife, his brother, (12) And the nearest of his kinsfolk who gave him shelter, (13) and all persons of the earth, if only he could thus save himself. (14) Nay, verily it is a furnace (15) Eager to roast; (16) It shall insistently summon him who turned his back and retreated, (17) and amassed wealth and covetously hoarded it. (18) ۞ Indeed man is created very impatient, greedy. (19) When evil comes upon him he is impatient; (20) And, when good befalleth him, grudging; (21) save those that pray (22) Those who remain steadfast to their prayer; (23) And those in whose riches is a known right. (24) for the needy and the deprived, (25) And those who accept the truth of the judgment day (26) And those who are fearful of the chastisement of their Lord-- (27) for none may ever feel secure from the punishment of their Lord; (28) And those who guard their private parts (29) except in regard to their spouses and those whom their right hands possess, for in regard to them they are not reproachable, (30) But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that go beyond the limits-- (31) and who preserve their trusts and their covenant, (32) who testify to what they have witnessed, (33) And those who keep a guard on their prayer, (34) It is these who will be honoured in Gardens. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29