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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, wrapped in your cloak, (1) Arise and warn! (2) And thy Sustainer's greatness glorify! (3) And keep your clothes clean. (4) and flee from the statues! (5) And do not confer favor to acquire more (6) And for the sake of your Lord, patiently endure. (7) For when the Trump is sounded (8) it will be a hard day (9) For the unbelievers, anything but easy. (10) Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely, (11) And then bestowed upon him ample means, (12) and sons that stand in witness. (13) whose life I have made run smoothly (14) Yet he wants that I should give him more. (15) Never! For he is an enemy to Our signs! (16) On him I shall impose a fearful doom. (17) Behold, [when Our messages are conveyed to one who is bent on denying the truth,] he reflects and meditates [as to how to disprove them] (18) and woe to him; how he plotted! (19) What an evil plan he has made! (20) Then he considered [again]; (21) And frowned and puckered his brow, (22) Then he turned back and was big with pride, (23) and says, "All this is mere spellbinding eloquence handed down [from olden times]! (24) This is naught else than speech of mortal man. (25) I will surely roast him in the Scorching. (26) And what do you know what Hell is? (27) It neither leaves, nor spares. (28) making [all truth] visible to mortal man. (29) Above it are nineteen guards. (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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