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al-Ma`arij (The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders)
as rendered by Edward Henry Palmer
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Edward Henry Palmer rendition of Surah The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders(al-Ma`arij)
70:1 An asker asked for torment that must befall
70:2 for the unbelievers; there is no repelling it
70:3 from God the Lord of the ascents
70:4 whereby ascend the angels and the Spirit unto Him in a day whose length is fifty thousand years
70:5 Wherefore be patient with fair patience
70:6 verily, they see it as afar off
70:7 but we see it nigh
70:8 The day when the heaven shall be as molten brass
70:9 and the mountains shall be like flocks of wool
70:10 when no warm friend shall question friend
70:11 they shall gaze on each other, and the sinner would fain give as a ransom from the torment of that day his son
70:12 and his mate, and his brothe
70:13 and his kin who stand by him
70:14 and all who are in the earth, that yet it might rescue him
70:15 Nay, verily, it is a flame,
70:16 dragging by the scalp
70:17 it shall call those who retreated and turned their back
70:18 and who amassed and hoarded
70:19 Verily, man is by nature rash
70:20 when evil touches him, very impatient
70:21 when good touches him, niggardly
70:22 all save those who pray
70:23 who remain at their prayers
70:24 and in whose wealth is a reasonable due (set aside
70:25 for him who asks and him who is kept from asking
70:26 and those who believe in a day of judgment
70:27 and those who shrink in terror from the torment of their Lord;
70:28 verily, the torment of their Lord is not safe;
70:29 and those who guard their private parts
70:30 except for their wives or the (slave girls) whom their right hands possess, for they are not to be blamed
70:31 but whoso craves beyond this, they are the transgressors
70:32 and those who observe their trusts and their compacts
70:33 and those who are upright in their testimonies
70:34 and those who keep their prayers
70:35 these shall dwell in gardens honoured
70:36 What ails the misbelievers that they hurry on before thee
70:37 crowding together on the right and on the left
70:38 Does every man of them wish to enter the garden of pleasure
70:39 Nay, we created them of what they know
70:40 And I need not swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests; verily, we are abl
70:41 to change them for others better, nor are we prevented
70:42 So leave them to plunge in discussion, and to play until they meet that day of theirs which they are threatened with
70:43 the day when they shall come forth in haste from the graves, as though they flock to a standard
70:44 with their looks abashed; meanness shall cover them! That is the day which they were promised


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