74 The Hidden Secret
Al-Muddath-thir
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Juz 29
The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)
56 verses, revealed in Mecca after Unknown Person (Al-Muzzammil) before The Key (Al-Faatehah)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O YOU ENFOLDED in your mantle (of reform), (1) Arise and warn, (2) and exalt your Lord, (3) Thy raiment purify, (4) And keep away from Ar-Rujz (the idols)! (5) Do not bestow favours in expectation of return, (6) For the sake of thy Lord, be patient! (7) Then when the horn shall be blown, (8) That will be- that Day - a Day of Distress,- (9) not an easy day for the unbelievers. (10) Leave Me alone with he whom I created (11) And for whom I appointed wealth extended. (12) And sons present by his side. (13) and for whom I have smoothed the way (to power and riches), (14) Yet he desireth that I should give more. (15) Nay! He is forward unto Our signs; (16) I shall soon constrain him to a hard ascent. (17) For lo! he did consider; then he planned - (18) So may he be destroyed [for] how he deliberated. (19) Again, may he be cursed how he plotted; (20) Then he looked round; (21) Then he frowned and scowled, (22) and he turned his back and behaved arrogantly (23) Then said he: "This is nothing but magic, derived from of old; (24) "This is nothing but the word of a human being!" (25) Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire! (26) and what will teach thee what is Sakar? (27) It neither spares, nor releases, (28) Burning the skins! (29) over it are nineteen. (30) And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this?" Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind. (31)
74 The Hidden Secret
Al-Muddath-thir
1 of 2
Juz 29