Chapter 70, Translated By Shaikh Muhammad Sarwar
HIGH RANKS (al-ma'rij)
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Someone has (needlessly) demanded to experience the
torment (of God), (70:1)
which will inevitably seize the disbelievers (2).
No one can defend him against God, the Lord of the exalted positions (3).
On that Day (of Judgment), long as fifty thousand years, the angels and
Spirit will ascend to Him (4).
(Muhammad), exercise patience with no complaints (5).
They think that it (the Day of Judgment) is far away (6).
but We see it to be very near (7).
On the day when the heavens become like molten metal (8).
and the mountains become like wool, (9) even intimate friends will not
inquire about their friends, (10) though they may see each other. A sinner
that he could save himself from the torment of that day by sacrificing his
his wife, his brother, (12) his kinsmen who gave him refuge (from
(13) and all those on earth (14).
By no means! For the raging flames of the fire (15)
will strip-off the flesh (16) and drag into it anyone who has turned away
(from obeying God), (17) and who accumulated wealth without spending it
good purpose (18).
Human beings are created greedy (19).
When they are afflicted, they complain, (20)
but when they are fortunate, they become niggardly (21) except those who
steadfast (22) and constant in their prayers (23).
They are those who assign a certain share of their property (24) for the
needy and the deprived, (25) who acknowledge the Day of Judgment, (26) who
afraid of the torment of their Lord, (27) the punishment of their Lord is
something for them to feel secure of, (28) who guard their carnal desires
except from their wives and slave girls, in which case they are not to be
blamed, (30) but whoever goes beyond this is a transgressor; (31) who
trust and promises, (32) who testify to what they have witnessed, (33) and
(finally) those who do not miss their ritual - prayers at the prescribed
(34) such people will receive due honor in Paradise (35).
What is wrong with the disbelievers who roam around you (Muhammad), (36)
and right, in numerous groups? (37).
Does every one of them desire to enter the bountiful Paradise? (38).
By no means! For they know very well out of what We have created them (The
human being's naturally growing from a living germ, without discipline and
deeds will not result in virtue) (39).
I do not need to swear by the Lord of the eastern and western regions that
have certainly all the power (40) to replace them by a better people and
can challenge Our power (41).
(Muhammad), leave them alone to dispute and play until they face the Day
which they have been threatened: (42) the Day when they rush out of their
graves as if racing towards a signpost, (43) with their eyes cast down and
covered by disgrace; the day about which they were promised (44).
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