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44:1  ῌā‘ mīm
44:2  By the veritable Book
44:3  We revealed it¹ on a blessed night, intending to give warning
44:4  on a night when every wise commandment was expounde
44:5  as a commandment from Ourself
44:6  We it was who sent it down as a blessing from your Lord: surely He it is who hears all and knows all
44:7  the Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. Mark this, if you are true believers
44:8  There is no god but Him. He ordains life and death; He is your God, and the God of your forefathers
44:9  Yet they divert themselves with doubts
44:10  Watch for the day when the sky will pour down palpable smoke
44:11  enveloping mankind: a woeful scourge
44:12  Then will they say: ‘Lord, lift the scourge from us. We are now believers.‘
44:13  But how will their remembrance help them, when a true apostle did come to the
44:14  and they denied him, and said: ‘A well taught madman!‘
44:15  Yet if We but slightly ease your torment, you will return to unbelief
44:16  On the day We bring down the supreme scourge. We will surely be avenged
44:17  Before them, We tested Pharaoh‘s people. A gracious apostle had come to them
44:18  saying: ‘Hand over to me God‘s servants. I am an honest emissary
44:19  And do not hold yourselves above God. I bring you clear authority
44:20  I adjure you by Him who is my Lord and your Lord not to stone me
44:21  If you have no faith in me, leave me well alone.‘
44:22  Then he cried out to his Lord, saying: ‘Surely these are a sinful people.‘
44:23  Set forth with My servants in the night, for you will be pursued
44:24  Leave the sea at rest behind you. They are warriors doomed to be drowned.‘
44:25  How many gardens and fountains they left behind them
44:26  Cornfields, and noble palaces
44:27  and good things in which they took delight
44:28  All this We gave to others to inherit
44:29  Neither heaven nor earth shed tears for them; nor were they reprieved
44:30  We saved the Israelites from the degrading scourge
44:31  from Pharaoh, who surely was a tyrant and a transgressor
44:32  and chose them knowingly above the nations
44:33  We showed them such miracles as manifestly tested them
44:34  Yet there are those who say
44:35  We shall die but one death, nor shall we ever be raised to life again
44:36  Bring back to us our forefathers, if what you say be true.‘
44:37  Are they better than the people of Tubba‘¹ and those who thrived before them? We destroyed them all, for they too were wicked men
44:38  It was not in jest that We created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them.
44:39  We created them both only to reveal the Truth. But of this the larger part of them have no knowledge
44:40  The Day of Judgement is the appointed time for them all
44:41  On that day no friend shall help a friend; none shall be helpe
44:42  save those to whom God shows mercy. He is the Mighty One, the Compassionate
44:43  The Zaqqūm tre
44:44  shall provide the sinner‘s food
44:45  Like dregs of oil
44:46  like scalding water, it shall simmer in his belly
44:47  Seize him and drag him into the depths of Hell
44:48  Then pour out the scourge of scalding water over his head:
44:49  "Taste this, you illustrious and honourable man
44:50  This is the very fate you always doubted."‘
44:51  Surely the righteous shall be lodged in a mansion secur
44:52  amid gardens and fountains face to face
44:53  arrayed in rich silks and fine brocade
44:54  Even thus; and We shall wed them to dark-eyed houris
44:55  Secure against all ills, they shall call for every kind of fruit
44:56  and, having died once, they shall never die again. Your Lord will in His mercy shield them from the scourge of Hell
44:57  That will be the supreme triumph
44:58  We have made it easy in your own tongue, that they may remember
44:59  Wait, then; they too are waiting