Malik - Sura: 70. Al-Ma'arij - The Ways of Ascent

  1. A questioner asked you about the punishment which is bound to happen.

  2. It is for the disbelievers and there is none to avert it.

  3. It will come from Allah, the Owner of the Ways of Ascent.

  4. The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a Day the measure of which is fifty thousand years.

  5. Therefore, endure with graceful patience.

  6. They see it (Day of Judgement) to be far-off:

  7. but We see it quite near.

  8. On that Day, the sky shall become like molten brass

  9. and the mountains like tufts of wool;

  10. even a close friend will not ask of his friend,

  11. though they will see each other. To save himself from the punishment of that Day, the culprit (disbeliever) will wish to give his children,

  12. his wife, his brother,

  13. his relatives - who gave him shelter -

  14. and all that is in the earth, in ransom to save himself.

  15. By no means! It will be the fire of hell,

  16. eager to pluck out his skull,

  17. it will be calling all those who try to escape and turn their back,

  18. who collected wealth and withheld it.

  19. Indeed, man has been created impatient,

  20. when evil befalls him, he becomes despondent;

  21. but when blessed with good fortune, he becomes stingy;

  22. with the exception of those who offer the Salah (prayer),

  23. remain steadfast in their Salah (prayer),

  24. set aside a due share in their wealth

  25. for the beggars and the deprived,

  26. accept the truth of the Day of Judgment,

  27. dread the punishment of their Rabb

  28. - for none is secure from the punishment of their Rabb -

  29. and guard their private parts,

  30. except from their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for in their case they are not blameworthy.

  31. As for those who seek to go beyond this, they are transgressors.

  32. Those who keep their trusts and honor their promises,

  33. who stand firm in their testimonies

  34. and strictly guard their Salah (prayers).

  35. It is they who shall live with honor in paradise.

  36. What is the matter with the disbelievers that they are rushing towards you,

  37. from the right and from the left, in groups?

  38. Are they each seeking to enter the garden of bliss?

  39. By no means! Surely, We have created them out of that what they (unbelievers) know.

  40. But nay! I swear by the Rabb of the easts and the wests, that We have the power

  41. to destroy them and replace them with others better than them, and nothing can hinder Us from doing so.

  42. Therefore, leave them to plunge in vain talk and blunder about until they face that Day of theirs which they are being promised.

  43. The Day when they shall rush forward from their graves, as if they were racing towards a goal, with downcast eyes and countenances distorted with shame.

  44. Such will be the Day, which they are being promised.


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