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44:1  Ha Mi
44:2  By the Clear Book
44:3  We have sent it down in a blessed night (We are ever warning
44:4  therein every wise biddin
44:5  determined as a bidding from Us, (We are ever sending
44:6  as a mercy from thy Lord (surely He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing
44:7  Lord of the heavens and earth, and all that between them is if you have faith
44:8  There is no god but He; He gives life and makes to die; your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients
44:9  Nay, but they are in doubt, playing
44:10  So be on the watch for a day when heaven shall bring a manifest smok
44:11  covering the people; this is a painful chastisement
44:12  'O our Lord, remove Thou from us the chastisement; we are believers.
44:13  How should they have the Reminder, seeing a clear Messenger already came to them
44:14  then they turned away from him and said, 'A man tutored, possessed!
44:15  'Behold, We are removing the chastisement a little; behold, you revert!
44:16  Upon the day when We shall assault most mightily, then We shall take Our vengeance
44:17  Already before them We tried the people of Pharaoh, and a noble Messenger came unto them
44:18  saying, 'Deliver to me God's servants; I am for you a faithful Messenger
44:19  and, 'Rise not up against God; behold, I come to you with a clear authority
44:20  and I take refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you should stone me
44:21  'But if so be that you believe me not, go you apart from me!
44:22  And he called to his Lord, saying, 'These are a sinful people.
44:23  'Then set thou forth with My servants in a watch of the night; surely you will be followed
44:24  And leave the sea becalmed; they are a drowned host.
44:25  They left how many gardens and fountains
44:26  sown fields, and how noble a station
44:27  and what prosperity they had rejoiced in
44:28  Even so; and We bequeathed them upon another people
44:29  Neither heaven nor earth wept for them, nor were they respited
44:30  and We delivered the Children of Israel from the humbling chastisement
44:31  from Pharaoh; surely he was a high One, of the prodigals
44:32  and We chose them, out of a knowledge, above all beings
44:33  and gave them signs wherein there was a manifest trial
44:34  These men do say
44:35  'There is nothing but our first death; we shall not be revived
44:36  Bring us our fathers, if you speak truly!
44:37  Are they better, or the people of Tubba' and those before them whom We destroyed? They were surely sinners
44:38  We created not the heavens and earth, and all that between them is, in play
44:39  We created them not save in truth; but most of them know it not
44:40  Surely the Day of Decision shall be their appointed time, all together
44:41  the day a master shall avail nothing a client, and they shall not be helped
44:42  save him upon whom God has mercy; He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate
44:43  Lo, the Tree of Ez-Zakkou
44:44  is the food of the guilty
44:45  like molten copper, bubbling in the bell
44:46  as boiling water bubbles
44:47  'Take him, and thrust him into the midst of Hell
44:48  then pour over his head the chastisement of boiling water!
44:49  'Taste! Surely thou art the mighty, the noble
44:50  This is that concerning which you were doubting.
44:51  Surely the godfearing shall be in a station secur
44:52  among gardens and fountains
44:53  robed in silk and brocade, set face to face
44:54  Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris
44:55  therein calling for every fruit, secure
44:56  They shall not taste therein of death, save the first death, And He shall guard them against the chastisement of Hell -
44:57  a bounty from thy Lord; that is the mighty triumph
44:58  Now We have made it easy by thy tongue, that haply they may remember
44:59  So be on the watch; they too are on the watch