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44:1  Ha-Mim
44:2  By the Book that makes things clear;
44:3  We sent it down during a Blessed Night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil)
44:4  In the (Night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom
44:5  By command, from Our Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations)
44:6  As Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things)
44:7  The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between them, if ye (but) have an assured faith
44:8  There is no god but He: It is He Who gives life and gives death,- The Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors
44:9  Yet they play about in doubt
44:10  Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist) plainly visible
44:11  Enveloping the people: this will be a Penalty Grievous
44:12  (They will say:) "Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!"
44:13  How shall the message be (effectual) for them, seeing that an Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come to them,
44:14  Yet they turn away from him and say: "Tutored (by others), a man possessed!"
44:15  We shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways)
44:16  One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution
44:17  We did, before them, try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them a messenger most honourable
44:18  Saying: "Restore to me the Servants of Allah: I am to you an messenger worthy of all trust
44:19  "And be not arrogant as against Allah: for I come to you with authority manifest
44:20  "For me, I have sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring me
44:21  "If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me."
44:22  (But they were aggressive:) then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin."
44:23  (The reply came:) "March forth with My Servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued
44:24  "And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned."
44:25  How many were the gardens and springs they left behind
44:26  And corn-fields and noble buildings
44:27  And wealth (and conveniences of life), wherein they had taken such delight
44:28  Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)
44:29  And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again)
44:30  We did deliver aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment
44:31  Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors
44:32  And We chose them aforetime above the nations, knowingly
44:33  And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest tria
44:34  As to these (Quraish), they say forsooth
44:35  "There is nothing beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again
44:36  "Then bring (back) our forefathers, if what ye say is true!"
44:37  What! Are they better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed them because they were guilty of sin
44:38  We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport
44:39  We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand
44:40  Verily the Day of sorting out is the time appointed for all of them,
44:41  The Day when no protector can avail his client in aught, and no help can they receive
44:42  Except such as receive Allah's Mercy: for He is Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
44:43  Verily the tree of Zaqqu
44:44  Will be the food of the Sinful,
44:45  Like molten brass; it will boil in their insides
44:46  Like the boiling of scalding water
44:47  (A voice will cry: "Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire
44:48  "Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water
44:49  "Taste thou (this)! Truly wast thou mighty, full of honour
44:50  "Truly this is what ye used to doubt!"
44:51  As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security
44:52  Among Gardens and Springs
44:53  Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other
44:54  So; and We shall join them to fair women with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes
44:55  There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security
44:56  Nor will they there taste Death, except the first death; and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire,
44:57  As a Bounty from thy Lord! that will be the supreme achievement
44:58  Verily, We have made this (Qur'an) easy, in thy tongue, in order that they may give heed
44:59  So wait thou and watch; for they (too) are waiting