70. Al-Ma'aarij - سورة المعارج - ( The Ascending Stairways ) - Read Quran القران الكريم in English translation by Mohsin Khan
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سورة المعارج

70. Al-Ma'aarij | 44 verses | The Ascending Stairways | Meccan

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1A questioner asked concerning a torment about to befall
2Upon the disbelievers, which none can avert,
3From Allah, the Lord of the ways of ascent.
4The angels and the Ruh [Jibril (Gabriel)] ascend to Him in a Day the measure whereof is fifty thousand years.
5So be patient (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), with a good patience.
6Verily, they see it (the torment) afar off.
7But We see it (quite) near.
8The Day that the sky will be like the boiling filth of oil, (or molten copper or silver or lead).
9And the mountains will be like flakes of wool.
10And no friend will ask a friend (about his condition),
11Though they shall be made to see one another [(i.e. on the Day of Resurrection), there will be none but see his father, children and relatives, but he will neither speak to them nor will ask them for any help]. The Mujrim, (criminal, sinner, disbeliever) would desire to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day by his children,
12And his wife and his brother,
13And his kindred who sheltered him,
14And all that are in the earth, so that it might save him.
15By no means! Verily, it will be the Fire of Hell,
16Taking away (burning completely) the head skin!
17Calling (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from Faith) [picking and swallowing them up from that great gathering of mankind on the Day of Resurrection just as a bird picks up a food-grain from the earth with its beak and swallows it up] (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi)
18And collect (wealth) and hide it (from spending it in the Cause of Allah).
19Verily, man (disbeliever) was created very impatient;
20Irritable (discontented) when evil touches him;
21And niggardly when good touches him.
22Except those who are devoted to Salat (prayers).
23Those who remain constant in their Salat (prayers);
24And those in whose wealth there is a recognised right
25For the beggar who asks, and for the unlucky who has lost his property and wealth, (and his means of living has been straitened).
26And those who believe in the Day of Recompense.
27And those who fear the torment of their Lord.
28Verily, the torment of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure. -
29And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts from illegal sexual acts).
30Except from their wives or the (women slaves) whom their right hands possess - for (then) they are not blameworthy.
31But whosoever seeks beyond that, then it is those who are trespassers.
32And those who keep their trusts and covenants.
33And those who stand firm in their testimonies.
34And those who guard their Salat (prayers) well.
35Such shall dwell in the Gardens (i.e. Paradise), honoured.
36So what is the matter with those who disbelieve that they hasten to listen from you [O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), in order to belie you and to mock at you, and at Allah's Book (this Qur'an)].
37(Sitting) in groups on the right and on the left (of you, O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
38Does every man of them hope to enter the Paradise of Delight?
39No, that is not like that! Verily, We have created them out of that which they know!
40So I swear by the Lord of all the [three hundred and sixty-five (365)] points of sunrise and sunset in the east and the west that surely We are Able
41To replace them by (others) better than them; and We are not to be outrun.
42So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they meet their Day which they are promised -
43The Day when they will come out of the graves quickly as racing to a goal,
44With their eyes lowered in fear and humility, ignominy covering them (all over)! That is the Day which they were promised!

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