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22:1  O YOU PEOPLE, fear your Lord. The great upheaval of the Hour will indeed be terrible
22:2  The day you see it every suckling female will forget her suckling, and every pregnant female will discharge her burden. You will see men drunk, yet it will not be intoxication. The torment of God will be severe
22:3  And yet there are men who contend about God without understanding, and follow every wayward devi
22:4  Who, it is inscribed, will beguile whoever follows him, and lead him to the torment of Hell
22:5  If you have any doubt, O men, about being raised to life again, (remember) that We created you from dust, then a drop of semen, then an embryo, then a chewed up lump of flesh shaped and shapeless, that We may reveal (the various steps) to you. We keep what We please in the womb for a certain time, then you come out as a child, then reach the prime of age. Some of you die, some reach the age of dotage when they forget what they knew, having known it once. You see the earth all withered, then We send down rain upon it, and it bestirs itself, swells, and brings forth every kind of beauteous verdure
22:6  That is so for God is the undeniable Reality. It is He who brings the dead to life, for He has power over everything
22:7  The Hour will come without a doubt, and God will raise those who are dead
22:8  Yet there are some who contend about God without any knowledge or guidance or enlightening Book
22:9  Turning their backs that they may lead away from the path of God. For such there is disgrace in the world, and on the Day of Judgement We shall make them taste the torment of burning
22:10  That is on account of what you had done in the past; yet God is not unjust to His creatures
22:11  There are some men who worship God only from the margin. If there is some profit they are content; but if calamity befalls them they turn about, thus losing both this world and the next. This is indeed a palpable loss
22:12  Leaving God they pray to those who cannot harm or profit them. That is the limit of going astray
22:13  They pray to him whose bane is more imminent than his boon: How bad the protector and how bad the associate
22:14  God will admit those who believe and do the right to gardens full of rippling streams. Verily God does as He pleases
22:15  He who thinks that God will not help him in this world and the next should stretch a rope to the sky then cut it off and see if his mind is relieved (of doubts) by this stratagem
22:16  That is why We have sent down these clear revelations, for God gives guidance whomsoever He please
22:17  God will judge between those who believe and the Jews, the Sabians, Christians and the Magians and the idolaters, on the Day of Judgement. Verily God is witness to everything
22:18  Do you see how all things in heavens and the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, trees and beasts, and men in abundance, pay homage to God? Yet there are many who deserve the punishment. And whosoever God disgraces will have none to raise him up in honour. God does verily as He will
22:19  These two (believers and unbelievers) are disputants, who contend about their Lord. But they who disbelieve will be fitted out with garments of flames. Boiling water will be poured down over their head
22:20  Which will dissolve everything within their bellies, and their skins
22:21  There are iron maces for them
22:22  As often as they try to escape from its anguish they would be put back into (the fire), and taste the torment of burning
22:23  God will surely admit those who believe and do the right to gardens with rivers running by, where they will be decked in bracelets of gold and of pearls; and of silk will be their garments
22:24  They will be guided with gentle words, and guided to the commended path
22:25  As for those who disbelieve, and obstruct the way of God and the holy Mosque which We have set down for all men, the native and the visitor alike. Whoever puts obstructions in this mischievously will taste of painful punishment
22:26  When We chose the site of the House for Abraham (We said:) "Associate no one with Me, and clean My House for those who will circumambulate it, stand (in reverence), and bow in homage
22:27  Announce the Pilgrimage to the people. They will come to you on foot and riding along distant roads on lean and slender beasts
22:28  In order to reach the place of advantage for them, and to pronounce the name of God on appointed days over cattle He has given them for food; then eat of the meat and feed the needy and the poor
22:29  Let them then attend to their persons and complete the rites of pilgrimage, fulfil their vows and circuit round the ancient House
22:30  Apart from this, whoever respects the sacred ordinances of God, will find a better reward for him with his Lord. You are allowed to eat all cattle except those already mentioned to you. Avoid the repugnance of idols, and false and frivolous talk
22:31  Turn uprightly to God without ascribing compeers to Him; for he who associates any one with God is like a thing that falls from the sky and is either snatched away by birds or carried far away by the wind
22:32  All this, and honouring the offerings to God, comes from purity of heart
22:33  , There are advantages for you in these (cattle) up to a time, then their place is the ancient House for sacrifice
22:34  For every community We have ordained certain rites that they may commemorate the name of God by reading it over the cattle We have given them for sacrifice. Your God is one God, so be obedient to Him. Give good tidings to those who bow in obedience to God
22:35  Whose hearts are filled with awe when the name of God is mentioned before them, who endure with fortitude what befalls them, and fulfil their moral obligations, and expend of what We have given them
22:36  We have made the camels signs of God for you. There is good for you in this. So pronounce the name of God over them as they stand with their forefeet in a line. When they have fallen (slaughtered) on their sides, eat of (their meat) and feed those who are content with little, and those who supplicate. That is why We have brought them under your subjugation so that you may be grateful
22:37  It is not their meat or blood that reaches God: It is the fealty of your heart that reaches him. That is why He has subjugated them to you that you may glorify God for having shown you the way. So give glad tidings to those who are doers of good
22:38  God will certainly defend the believers. Surely God does not like the traitors who deny the truth
22:39  Permission is granted those (to take up arms) who fight because they were oppressed. God is certainly able to give help to thos
22:40  Who were driven away from their homes for no other reason than they said: "Our Lord is God." And if God had not restrained some men through some others, monastries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where the name of God is honoured most, would have been razed. God will surely help those who help Him, -- verily God is all-powerful and all-mighty, -
22:41  Those who would be firm in devotion, give zakat, and enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong, if We gave them authority in the land. But the resultance of things rests with God
22:42  If they accuse you of falsehood, (remember that) the people of Noah, 'Ad and Thamud had accused (their apostles) before
22:43  And the people of Abraham and Lot
22:44  And the people of Midian too. Moses was also accused of lies. So I allowed the infidels respite and then seized them. How was My reprobation then
22:45  How many a habitation given to wickedness have We destroyed, whose roofs tumbled down, which fell into ruins. How many a well and fortress reinforced lie abandoned
22:46  Have they not travelled in the land that they could have the heart to understand, and ears to hear? It is not the eyes alone that do not see, oblivious are the hearts within their breasts
22:47  That is how they ask you to hasten the punishment; but God does not go back on His promise. Verily a day with your Lord is equal by your reckoning to a thousand years
22:48  To how many habitations did We give respite, though given to wickedness, and then seized them. To Me they had to come back in the end
22:49  Tell them: "O men, it's my duty to warn you clearly."
22:50  For those who believe and do the right is forgiveness and gracious provision
22:51  But those who try to defeat Our signs are people of Hell
22:52  We have sent no messenger or apostle before you with whose recitations Satan did not tamper. Yet God abrogates what Satan interpolates; then He confirms His revelations, for God is all-knowing and all-wise
22:53  This is in order to make the interpolations of Satan a test for those whose hearts are diseased and hardened: Surely the sinners have gone far in dissent
22:54  At the same time those who have been given knowledge may know that this is the truth from your Lord, and come to believe in it, and their hearts become submissive to Him. Verily God guides those who believe, to the even path
22:55  The infidels will remain in doubt about it till the Hour overtakes them unawares, or the punishment of the barren day destructive should come upon them
22:56  The order will be God's on that Day; He will judge between them. Then those who had come to believe and done the right will be in gardens of delight
22:57  But those who did not believe and called Our revelations lies, will be given disgraceful punishment
22:58  Those who left their homes in the way of God, and then were killed or died, will surely be given a better provision by God, for God is surely the best of providers
22:59  God will surely lead them to a place with which they will be gratified. Verily God is all-knowing and forbearing
22:60  Whosoever retaliates to the extent of injury suffered by him, and is wronged again, will certainly be helped by God. Verily God is forgiving and kind
22:61  That is so for God turns night into day and day into night, for God is all-hearing and all-seeing
22:62  That is so for God is the undeniable truth, and what they invoke apart from Him is false; yet God is all-high and supreme
22:63  Do you not see how God sends down water from the sky and in the morning the earth turns green? Truly God is benign and well-informed
22:64  Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. Surely God is all-sufficing, worthy of praise
22:65  Do you not see God has harnessed all that is in the earth, to your service? And the boats ply in the ocean by His command. He holds the sky in position lest it should fall upon the earth save by His dispensation. Verily God is compassionate and kind to men
22:66  It is He who gives you life, then makes you die; then He will bring you back to life again. Man is surely most ungrateful
22:67  We have determined for each community a way of worship which they follow. So they should not contend with you in this matter; and you should go on calling them to your Lord. You are surely on the right path
22:68  If they argue with you, tell them: "God knows well what you are doing
22:69  God will judge between you on the Day of Judgement in what you are at variance."
22:70  Do you not know that God knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth? This is surely in accordance with the law. This is certainly how (the law of) God works inevitably
22:71  Yet they worship in place of God that for which no authority has been sent to them, and of which they have no knowledge. The wicked will have none to help them
22:72  When Our clear messages are read out to them you can see denial on the faces of unbelievers. They can hardly restrain themselves from attacking those who recite Our revelations. Tell them: "Should I give you news of something worse than this?" -- Hell, which God has promised the infidels. How evil a destination
22:73  O men, give ear to this parable: Those you worship other than God can never create as much as a fly, even if they get together to do so; and if the fly were to rob them of a thing they would not be able to snatch it away from it. How weak the seeker and how weak the sought
22:74  They do not esteem God with the right estimation. God is surely all-powerful and all-mighty
22:75  God chooses messengers from the angels and human beings. Verily God is all-hearing and all-seeing
22:76  He knows what is before them and what lies behind them, and all things go back to God
22:77  O you who believe, bow in adoration, Worship your Lord and do what is good that you may find success
22:78  Strive in the way of God with a service worthy of Him. He has chosen you and laid no hardship on you in the way of faith, the faith of your forbear Abraham. He named you Muslim earlier, and in this (Qur'an), in order that the Prophet be witness over you, and you be witness over mankind. So be firm in devotion, pay the zakat, and hold on firmly to God. He is your friend: How excellent a friend is He, how excellent a helper