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 God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
O you enveloped in your cloak! (1) arise and give warning! (2) And thy Sustainer's greatness glorify! (3) Thy raiment purify, (4) And stay away from idols. (5) do not bestow a favour in the expectation of receiving more in return; (6) and for the sake of your Lord, be patient. (7) And [warn all men that] when the trumpet-call [of resurrection] is sounded, (8) It will be a day of distress, (9) not of ease, for all who [now] deny the truth! (10) Leave Me with him whom I created alone, (11) and whom I have granted abundant wealth (12) And sons to be by his side!- (13) I made things smooth and easy for him, (14) then he is eager that I should do more. (15) Nay! He is forward unto Our signs; (16) I shall soon constrain him to a hard ascent. (17) Indeed, he thought and deliberated. (18) But may he be cursed how he plotted; (19) May be then be accursed, how he plotted! (20) Then he beheld, (21) Then he frowned and scowled, (22) Then he turned back and was arrogant (23) said, "This (the Quran) is nothing but magic, inherited from ancient magicians. (24) "This is nothing but the word of a mortal!" (25) Anon shall I roast him into the Scorching Fire. (26) And what will make you realize what hell is? (27) It neither leaves, nor spares. (28) Burning the skins! (29) Over it are nineteen. (30) We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire. We have specified their number only as a trial for those who are bent on denying the truth, so that those who were given the Book might gain in certainty, and those who believe might increase in faith -- and so that neither those who have been given the Scripture nor the believers might have any doubts, and that those sick at heart and those who deny the truth might ask, "What does God mean by this parable?" In this way, God lets go astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills. And none knows the forces of your Lord but He. This is but a Reminder for man. (31)
74 The Hidden Secret
Al-Muddath-thir
1 of 2
Juz 29