70: Al-Maarij (المعارج)
1: One demanding, demanded the chastisement which must befall
2: The unbelievers-- there is none to avert it--
3: From Allah, the Lord of the ways of Ascent.
4: To Him ascend the angels and the Spirit in a day the measure of which is fifty thousand years.
5: Therefore endure with a goodly patience.
6: Surely they think it to be far off,
7: And We see it nigh.
8: On the day when the heaven shall be as molten copper
9: And the mountains shall be as tufts of wool
10: And friend shall not ask of friend
11: (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,
12: And his wife and his brother
13: And the nearest of his kinsfolk who gave him shelter,
14: And all those that are in the earth, (wishing) then (that) this might deliver him.
15: By no means! Surely it is a flaming fire
16: Dragging by the head,
17: It shall claim him who turned and fled (from truth),
18: And amasses (wealth) then shuts it up.
19: Surely man is created of a hasty temperament
20: Being greatly grieved when evil afflicts him
21: And niggardly when good befalls him
22: Except those who pray,
23: Those who are constant at their prayer
24: And those in whose wealth there is a fixed portion.
25: For him who begs and for him who is denied (good)
26: And those who accept the truth of the judgment day
27: And those who are fearful of the chastisement of their Lord--
28: Surely the chastisement of their Lord is (a thing) not to be felt secure of--
29: And those who guard their private parts,
30: Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess-- for these surely are not to be blamed,
31: But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that go beyond the limits--
32: And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant
33: And those who are upright in their testimonies,
34: And those who keep a guard on their prayer,
35: Those shall be in gardens, honored.
36: But what is the matter with those who disbelieve that they hasten on around you,
37: On the right hand and on the left, in sundry parties?
38: Does every man of them desire that he should be made to enter the garden of bliss?
39: By no means! Surely We have created them of what they know.
40: But nay! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able
41: To bring instead (others) better than them, and We shall not be overcome.
42: Therefore leave them alone to go on with the false discourses and to sport until they come face to face with that day of theirs with which they are threatened;
43: The day on which they shall come forth from their graves in haste, as if they were hastening on to a goal,
44: Their eyes cast down; disgrace shall overtake them; that is the day which they were threatened with.