O Muddaththir (the one enveloped - one of the nicknames of Prophet Muhammad)!
Stand up and warn.
Proclaim the greatness of your Rabb,
purify your clothes,
keep yourself away from uncleanliness,
do not favor others to expect a gain,
and be patient for the sake of your Rabb.
When the Trumpet will be sounded,
that Day will be a very difficult Day,
not easy for the disbelievers.
Leave Me and the one (Walid bin Mughirah, a staunch opponent of the Prophet) whom I created, alone.
I gave him abundant resources,
and made his life smooth and comfortable.
Yet he hopes that I shall give him more.
By no means! Because he has stubbornly denied Our revelations.
Soon I shall make him suffer mounting calamities,
surely he pondered and devised a plot.
May he perish, how he plotted!
Again, may he perish, how he plotted!
He looked around,
frowned and scowled,
then he turned his back in scornful pride
and said: "This is nothing but counterfeited magic,
this is nothing but the word of a human being."
Soon I shall cast him into Saqar.
What will make you understand, what Saqar is?
It is burning fire which leaves nothing and spares none.
It shrivels human flesh.
It is guarded by nineteen guards.
We have appointed none but angels as wardens of the fire; and We have made their number a trial for the unbelievers, so that the People of the Book may be convinced and the faith of the true believers may be increased, and that no doubts will be left for the People of the Book and the believers, and that those in whose hearts there is a disease and the disbelievers may say: "What could Allah mean by this parable?" Thus, Allah leaves to stray whom He wills and guides whom He pleases. No one knows the forces of your Rabb except Himself, and this (Qur'an) is nothing but a reminder to mankind.
Nay! By the moon,
by the departing night
and by the coming of dawn,
surely this hellfire is one of mighty scourge,
a warning to mankind;
to any of you who chooses to go forward or to lag behind.
Every soul is held in pledge for its deeds,
except the people of the right hand,
who shall be in paradise. They will ask
from the culprits:
"What brought you into hell?".
They will answer: "We did not use to offer the Salah (prayers),
we did not use to feed the poor,
we used to join those who wasted their time in vain talk,
and we used to deny the Day of Judgment,
until death overtook us."
On that Day, no intercession of any intercessors shall profit them.
Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from this admonition?
Like frightened donkeys
fleeing from a lion.
Nay, each of them wants a scripture of his own to be unrolled before them.
But no! The fact is that they do not fear the Hereafter.
But no! Surely this Qur'an is an admonition.
Let him who wills take heed.
But none takes heed except by the will of Allah. He Alone is worthy to be feared and He Alone is worthy to forgive those who fear Him.