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44:1  Ha Mim
44:2  By the Book that makes plain
44:3  Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning (against evil and its consequences)
44:4  Therein (the blessed night) every wise affair is made clear
44:5  A command from Us; surely We are ever the senders (of revelations)
44:6  As a mercy from your Lord. Surely He is the Hearer, the Knower
44:7  The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you would be sure (in faith.
44:8  There is no God but He; He quickens and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers
44:9  Nay, but they make sport in doubt
44:10  Therefore, keep waiting for the day when the heaven shall bring evident smoke (or mist)
44:11  That shall overtake men; this is a painful punishment
44:12  (They pray,) "Our Lord! Remove from us the punishment; surely we are believers."
44:13  How can they remember (or understand Allah or the message), when a Messenger making clear (the truth) had already come to them
44:14  Butt they had turned their backs on him and said, "He is one taught by others, a madman."
44:15  Lo! We remove the punishment a little, (but) you will surely return (to evil)
44:16  On the day when We will seize them with a mighty seizing, We will indeed exact retribution
44:17  And certainly We tried before them the people of Pharaoh, and there came to them a noble Messenger
44:18  Saying, "Deliver to me the servants of Allah; surely I am a trustworthy messenger unto you
44:19  "And be not arrogant against Allah, for I come with clear authority
44:20  "And surely I have taken refuge with my Lord and your Lord against your stoning me to death
44:21  "And if you put no faith in me, then let me go."
44:22  Then he called upon his Lord, "These are a guilty people"
44:23  (The reply came,) "So go forth with My servants by night; for surely you will be pursued
44:24  "And leave the sea divided (as a furrow); surely they are a host that shall be drowned."
44:25  How many are the gardens and springs they have left behind
44:26  And corn fields and noble places
44:27  And goodly things wherein they rejoiced
44:28  Thus it was, and We gave them as a heritage to another people
44:29  So the heaven and the earth did not weep for them, nor were they respited
44:30  And certainly We delivered the children of Israel from the abasing chastisement
44:31  From Pharaoh; surely he was haughty, (and) one of those who committed excesses
44:32  And certainly We chose them, knowingly (or purposely), above all the nations
44:33  And We gave them signs wherein was a clear trial
44:34  Lo! These (the pagan Arabs) say
44:35  "There is naught but our first death and we shall not be raised again
44:36  "Bring back our fathers, if you are truthful."
44:37  What! Are they better than the people of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty
44:38  And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them in sport
44:39  We create them both not, except with truth, but most of them know not
44:40  Assuredly the Day of Decision (or of Sorting) is the term appointed for all of them
44:41  The day on which friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped
44:42  Save those on whom Allah has mercy; surely He is the Mighty the Merciful
44:43  Behold the tree of Zaqqum
44:44  Is the food of the sinful
44:45  Like molten brass, it shall boil in (their) bellies
44:46  Like the seesing of boiling water
44:47  (It will be said,) "Seize him, then drag him down into the midst of hell
44:48  Then pour above his head of the torment of the boiling water
44:49  "Saying, ´Taste; lo! You were forsooth the mighty, the noble
44:50  "´Surely this is what you used to doubt!´"
44:51  Surely the righteous are in a secure place
44:52  Amidst Gardens and springs
44:53  Attired in fine silk and rich brocade, face to face
44:54  Thus shall it be, and We will join them with Houris (pure and beautiful companions) with wide, lovely eyes
44:55  They shall call in safety therein for every fruit
44:56  They taste not death therein except the first death (i.e. in this physical life), and He will have saved them from the doom of hell
44:57  A grace from your Lord; this is the supreme achievement (or triumph)
44:58  Verily We have made it (the Quran) easy in your tongue that they may be mindful
44:59  Therefore wait (O Muhammad); they too are waiting