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A sceptical questioner demanded a punishment to fall
upon the disbelievers; nothing can ward it off once it comes
from Allah, the Lord of the spiritual stairways to the Heavens,
by which the angels and the Noble Spirit ascend to Him on a Day with a time-span of fifty thousand years.
So Messenger! Be patient in a beautiful manner!
Indeed, they consider it a long way off,
yet We know it is near.
The Day when the sky will be like molten brass,
and the hanging mountains will be like masses of fluffed wool
It will be a
Day when no close friend will bother to ask anything
of his close friend,
yet they will be within sight of one another. The wicked person will wish to give away everything to save himself from punishment that Day, even his children,
his spouse, his brother,
his blood relatives who sheltered him,
and everyone on Earth, to save his own skin.
That will not happen! There will be a raging flame
that peels away the skin.
Hell shall call out to all who turned their backs and turned away,
the one who gathered wealth and hoarded it
Humans were created anxious;
when misfortune befalls them, they are impatient,
and when good fortune befalls them, they are selfish;
except the worshippers,
who perform their prayer constantly,
in whose wealth is a due share
for the beggar and the deprived,
who believe in Judgement Day,
who are fearful of their Lord’s punishment,
their Lord’s punishment from which no one is safe
Who guard their sexual purity,
except from their spouses, or their slave maids; for that they can’t be blamed.
But those whose lustful desires go beyond that, they are the transgressors.
Who fulfil their trusts and promises,
who give honest testimonies,
who are focused and regular in their prayers.
They will be honoured in delightful gardens
What is the matter with the disbelievers? They all stare at you Prophet,
from the right and the left.
Does each one of them expect to be admitted into a Garden of Delight?
That will never happen; We created them from something they know.
So I swear by the Lord of the Eastern and the Western horizons, indeed We are fully capable
of replacing them with people better than them, and no one can stop Us.
So leave them pandering to their idle talk and playing games, until they face Judgement Day, which they are promised.
The Day they will quickly come out of the graves, as if racing towards goal posts,
their eyes cast down and faces covered with humiliation. That is the Day, which they were promised
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