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al-Ma`arij (The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders)
as rendered by M. Farook Malik
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Farook Malik rendition of Surah The Ascending Stairways, The Ladders(al-Ma`arij)
70:1 A questioner asked you about the punishment which is bound to happen
70:2 It is for the disbelievers and there is none to avert it
70:3 It will come from Allah, the Owner of the Ways of Ascent
70:4 The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a Day the measure of which is fifty thousand years
70:5 Therefore, endure with graceful patience
70:6 They see it (Day of Judgment) to be far-off
70:7 but We see it quite near
70:8 On that Day, the sky shall become like molten bras
70:9 and the mountains like tufts of wool
70:10 even a close friend will not ask of his friend
70:11 though they will see each other. To save himself from the punishment of that Day, the culprit (disbeliever) will wish to give his children
70:12 his wife, his brother
70:13 his relatives who gave him shelter
70:14 and all that is in the earth, in ransom to save himself
70:15 By no means! It will be the fire of hell
70:16 eager to pluck out his skull
70:17 it will be calling all those who try to escape and turn their back
70:18 who collected wealth and withheld it
70:19 Indeed, man has been created impatient
70:20 when evil befalls him, he becomes despondent
70:21 but when blessed with good fortune, he becomes stingy
70:22 with the exception of those who offer the Salah (prayer)
70:23 remain steadfast in their Salah (prayer)
70:24 set aside a due share in their wealt
70:25 for the beggars and the deprived
70:26 accept the truth of the Day of Judgment
70:27 dread the punishment of their Lor
70:28 - for none is secure from the punishment of their Lord
70:29 and guard their private parts
70:30 except from their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for in their case they are not blameworthy
70:31 As for those who seek to go beyond this, they are transgressors
70:32 Those who keep their trusts and honor their promises
70:33 who stand firm in their testimonie
70:34 and strictly guard their Salah (prayers)
70:35 It is they who shall live with honor in paradise
70:36 What is the matter with the disbelievers that they are rushing towards you
70:37 from the right and from the left, in groups
70:38 Are they each seeking to enter the garden of bliss
70:39 By no means! Surely, We have created them out of that what they (unbelievers) know
70:40 But nay! I swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests, that We have the powe
70:41 to destroy them and replace them with others better than them, and nothing can hinder Us from doing so
70:42 Therefore, leave them to plunge in vain talk and blunder about until they face that Day of theirs which they are being promised
70:43 The Day when they shall rush forward from their graves, as if they were racing towards a goal, with downcast eyes and countenances distorted with shame
70:44 Such will be the Day, which they are being promised


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