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al-Ma`arij (The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders)
as rendered by John Medows Rodwell
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John Medows Rodwell rendition of Surah The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders(al-Ma`arij)
70:1 A SUITOR sued for punishment to light suddenl
70:2 On the infidels: none can hinde
70:3 God from inflicting it, the master of those ASCENTS
70:4 By which the angels and the spirit ascend to him in a day, whose length is fifty thousand years
70:5 Be thou patient therefore with becoming patience
70:6 They forsooth regard that day as distant
70:7 But we see it nigh
70:8 The day when the heavens shall become as molten brass
70:9 And the mountains shall become like flocks of wool
70:10 And friend shall not question of friend
70:11 Though they look at one another. Fain would the wicked redeem himself from punishment on that day at the price of his children
70:12 Of his spouse and his brother
70:13 And of his kindred who shewed affection for him
70:14 And of all who are on the earth that then it might deliver him
70:15 But no. For the fire
70:16 Dragging by the scalp
70:17 Shall claim him who turned his back and went away
70:18 And amassed and hoarded
70:19 Man truly is by creation hasty
70:20 When evil befalleth him, impatient
70:21 But when good falleth to his lot, tenacious
70:22 Not so the prayerful
70:23 Who are ever constant at their prayers
70:24 And of whose substance there is a due and stated portio
70:25 For him who asketh, and for him who is ashamed to beg
70:26 And who own the judgment - day a truth
70:27 And who thrill with dread at the chastisement of their Lord
70:28 For there is none safe from the chastisement of their Lord
70:29 And who control their desires
70:30 (Save with their wives or the slaves whom their right hands have won, for there they shall be blameless
70:31 But whoever indulge their desires beyond this are transgressors)
70:32 And who are true to their trusts and their engagements
70:33 And who witness uprightly
70:34 And who keep strictly the hours of prayer
70:35 These shall dwell, laden with honours, amid gardens
70:36 But what hath come to the unbelievers that they run at full stretch around thee
70:37 On the right hand and on the left, in bands
70:38 Is it that every man of them would fain enter that garden of delights
70:39 Not at all. We have created them, they know of what
70:40 It needs not that I swear by the Lord of the East and of the West that we have power
70:41 To replace them with better than themselves: neither are we to be hindered
70:42 Wherefore let them flounder on and disport them, till they come face to face with their threatened day
70:43 The day on which they shall flock up out of their graves in haste like men who rally to a standard:
70:44 Their eyes downcast; disgrace shall cover them. Such their threatened day


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