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 benevolent, ever-merciful
O YOU ENFOLDED in your mantle (of reform), (1) Rise up and warn! (2) And thy Sustainer's greatness glorify! (3) And your garments purify! (4) and flee from the statues! (5) and do not think that by doing such deeds, you have done a great favor to God. (6) For the sake of thy Lord, be patient! (7) Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded, (8) that shall be a Harsh Day (9) not of ease, for all who [now] deny the truth! (10) Leave Me and him whom I created alone, (11) and to whom I have granted resources in abundance, (12) and sons that stand in witness. (13) And made life smooth and comfortable for him! (14) yet he is eager that I increase him. (15) By no means; he is stubbornly opposed to Our Signs. (16) I will make a distressing punishment overtake him. (17) He planned and plotted. (18) So accursed be he, how evilly did he decide! (19) Then may he be destroyed [for] how he deliberated. (20) Then he beheld, (21) Then he frowned and he looked in a bad tempered way; (22) then he retreated and waxed proud, (23) and said, "This is nothing but sorcery from the ancients. (24) These are only words from a mere mortal". (25) I will cast him into hell. (26) What do you think Hell-fire is? (27) Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone!- (28) Darkening and changing the colour of man! (29) Over it are nineteen keepers. (30) We have not appointed any one but angels as keepers of Hell, and their number that We have fixed is to make it a means of contention for disbelievers, so that those who were given the Book may be certain, and the faith of the believers may have greater increase, and the people of the Book and believers may not be deceived, and the sceptics and infidels may say: "What does God mean by this parable?" That is how God leads whosoever He will astray, and guides whosoever He will. None knows the armies of your Lord save Him self. This is no more than reminder for mankind. (31)
74 The Hidden Secret
Al-Muddath-thir
1 of 2
Juz 29