Saturday, May 18, 2024

70: Al-Maarij (المعارج)

Audio Surah: AL-MAARIJ

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.

Audio Surah: AL-MAARIJ