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The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)
56 verses, revealed in Mecca after Unknown Person (Al-Muzzammil) before The Key (Al-Faatehah)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
O you enveloped in your cloak! 1 Arise and warn, 2 And proclaim the Purity of your Lord. 3 cleanse your clothes, 4 and defilement flee! 5 And do not through giving seek thyself to gain, 6 And be patient for the sake of your Lord (i.e. perform your duty to Allah)! 7 Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded, 8 Surely that day will be a day of anguish, 9 Far from easy for those without Faith. 10 Leave Me with the one I created alone 11 and to whom I have granted resources vast, 12 and sons standing before him, 13 and to whose life I gave so wide a scope: 14 and who still desires more. 15 No! Indeed, he has been toward Our verses obstinate. 16 Anon I shall afflict him with a fearful woe. 17 For he thought and he plotted;- 18 May he be accursed, how he planned! 19 And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted! 20 Then he looked, 21 Then frowned he and scowled. 22 Then turned he away in pride 23 Then he said: "This is nothing but magic from that of old; 24 These are only words from a mere mortal". 25 Anon shall I roast him into the Scorching Fire. 26 And what do you know what Hell is? 27 It lets nothing remain and leaves nothing [unburned], 28 It glows and burns the skin. 29 Over it are nineteen [powers]. 30 We have not appointed the guards of hell, except angels; and did not keep this number except to test the disbelievers in order that the People given the Book(s) may be convinced, and to increase the faith of the believers and so that the People given the Book(s) and the Muslims may not have any doubt and so that those in whose hearts is a disease and the disbelievers, may say, “What does Allah mean by this amazing example?” This is how Allah sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills; and no one knows the armies of Allah except Him; and this is not but an advice to man. 31
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