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 caller supplicated about a punishment to fall on (1) the unbelievers which none can prevent. (2) No one can defend him against God, the Lord of the exalted positions. (3) The angels and Jibreel, ascend towards Him the punishment will befall on a day which spans fifty thousand years. (4) Therefore endure with a goodly patience. (5) Surely they think it to be far off, (6) but, We see it as near! (7) The day when the sky will become as molten copper, (8) and the mountains will become like tufts of wool, (9) even intimate friends will not inquire about their friends, (10) They will be shown each other. The criminal will wish that he could be ransomed from the punishment of that Day by his children (11) And his spouse and his brother. (12) and of all the kinsfolk who ever sheltered him, (13) and all persons of the earth, if only he could thus save himself. (14) No! Indeed, it is the Flame [of Hell], (15) tearing away his skin! (16) It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience] (17) and who accumulated wealth without spending it for a good purpose. (18) ۞ Verily man is impatient by nature: (19) [As a rule,] whenever misfortune touches him, he is filled with self-pity; (20) and whenever good fortune comes to him, he selfishly withholds it [from others]. (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 believe in the Day of Recompense, (26) And those who fear the torment of their Lord, (27) for none may ever feel secure from the punishment of their Lord; (28) And those who preserve their chastity (29) [not giving way to their desires] with any but their spouses - that is, those whom they rightfully possess [through wedlock]: for then, behold, they are free of all blame, (30) But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors; (31) and those who fulfil their trusts and their covenants, (32) and who stand firm whenever they bear witness; (33) and who take due care of their Prayer: (34) such people will receive due honor in Paradise. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29