70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
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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 Dispenser of Grace
A doubter once demanded that punishment be immediately meted out, (1) The unbelievers-- there is none to avert it-- (2) from punishing them. He is the Lord of the Ascending Stairways, (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) behold, men look upon that [reckoning] as something far away (6) And We see it nigh. (7) It shall befall on a Day whereon the heaven shall become like unto dregs of oil. (8) And the mountains will be like flakes of wool, (9) and no friend will ask about his friend, (10) (Though) they shall be made to see each other. The guilty one would fain redeem himself from the chastisement of that day by (sacrificing) his children, (11) And his spouse and his brother. (12) and of all the kinsfolk who ever sheltered him, (13) And whoever is on earth entirely [so] then it could save him. (14) But never. It is pure white flame (15) tearing away his skin! (16) It will summon whoever turns his back and flees, (17) who amassed and hoarded. (18) ۞ Indeed, man is born impatient: (19) Fretful when evil befalleth him (20) and whenever good fortune comes to him, he grows niggardly. (21) Not so those devoted to Prayer;- (22) Who are at their prayer constant. (23) who, from their wealth is a known right (24) For the beggar and the destitute. (25) And those who believe in the Day of Recompense (26) And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord - (27) Indeed, the punishment of their Lord is not that from which one is safe - (28) who guard their privates (29) Except with their wives and the bondwomen in their possession, for there is no reproach on them. (30) but any who seeks to go beyond that, it is indeed they who are the transgressors, (31) And those who are to their trusts and promises attentive (32) And those who are in their testimonies upright (33) And those who keep a guard on their prayer, (34) These it is who in the gardens [of paradise] shall be honoured! (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29