70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
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3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29
The Heights (Al-Ma'aarej)
44 verses, revealed in Mecca after Incontestable (Al-Haaqqah) before The News (Al-Naba')
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
One demanding, demanded the chastisement which must befall (1) which will inevitably seize the disbelievers. (2) From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways (3) Whereby the angels ascend unto Him and also the spirit, On a Day whereof the measure is fifty thousand years. (4) Therefore, [O believer,] endure all adversity with goodly patience: (5) Surely they think it to be far off, (6) But We see it [as] near. (7) The Day that the sky will be like molten brass, (8) And then the mountains shall become like unto wool dyed. (9) And not a friend shall ask a friend, (10) Though they will be put in sight of each other,- the sinner's desire will be: Would that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children, (11) and of his spouse, and of his brother, (12) and of all the kinsfolk who ever sheltered him, (13) and of whoever [else] lives on earth, all of them - so that he could but save himself. (14) By no means! Surely it is a flaming fire (15) That would skin the scalp. (16) Calling: "[O Kafir (O disbeliever in Allah, His angels, His Book, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection and in Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments), O Mushrik (O polytheist, disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah)] (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from Faith) [picking and swallowing them up from that great gathering of mankind (on the Day of Resurrection) just as a bird picks up a food-grain from the earth with its beak and swallows it up] [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 18, Page 289] (17) and amassed (riches) and hoarded. (18) ۞ Surely man is created of a hasty temperament (19) [As a rule,] whenever misfortune touches him, he is filled with self-pity; (20) And when good toucheth him he is begrudging. (21) except those that pray, (22) Who are at their prayer constant. (23) And those in whose wealth is a recognised right. (24) for the needy and the deprived, (25) and those who believe in the Day of Judgement (26) and fear the chastisement of their Lord (27) Verily the torment of their Lord is not a thing to feel secure from. (28) and those who guard their private parts, (29) Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess-- for these surely are not to be blamed, (30) And whosoever seeketh beyond that, then it is those who are the trespassers (31) And those who respect their trusts and covenants; (32) and perform their witnessings, (33) And those who of their prayer are observant. (34) It is these who will be honoured in Gardens. (35)
70 The Heights
Al-Ma'aarej
1 of 2
۞
3/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29