(Allah swears) by the clear lucid book
We have revealed this book on the night full of blessings. Indeed, We are placing (the human kind) on alert
On that night, all matters are decreed and decided with wisdom
(It is revealed) by Our command. Indeed, We have sent (this) message
A mercy from your Lord! He is indeed, the all-Hearing, the all-Knowing
If you want to be absolutely sure, (consider this): He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between
There is no god but He, (the One Who) gives life and gives death. He is your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers and (your) ancient ancestors
Yet, (immersed) in doubt, they waste their time in pastimes
Watch out for the day when the sky would emit (vast volumes of) visible smoke
It would enshroud people. That is a painful punishment
(They would cry out). "Our Lord! Release us from the painful punishment. We would (now) definitely become the believers."
Why this change of heart? (Earlier) the messenger had come to them, and had explained matters to them clearly. (But they rejected him)
At that time, they turned away and said, "He is a lunatic being coached by others."
If We withdraw your suffering a little, you would revert to your evil ways
The day (of Judgment) is when We will strike that severe blow; We would exact a real revenge
Prior to them, We had certainly put the pharaoh and his people through a test; a noble messenger came to them
(He said), "Release the servants of Allah into my care. I am certainly the trustworthy messenger (sent) towards you."
"Do not exceed (the bounds), and do not deem yourselves exalted before Allah. In fact, I have brought you the clear proofs."
"I have sought refuge with my Lord, (Who is also) your Lord, should you stone me (to death)."
"If you refuse to believe, then stay away and leave me alone."
Musa called his Lord, "These people are indeed the defiant criminals!"
(Allah said), "Along with My servants, leave (the country) by night. You would surely be pursued."
"Leave the sea as it is _ (parted); their entire army shall drown."
(Pity)! Those who drowned left behind so many gardens and springs
Fields and magnificent palaces
(And the comfort and luxuries) _ the riches they used to relish
In this manner, We caused other nations to inherit (those riches)
And nobody _ neither the sky nor the earth _ shed any tears upon their demise; nor were they granted a respite
We certainly rescued the children of Israel from the abusive and humiliating tyranny
Of the pharaoh! Among those who exceeded the bounds and transgressed, he was indeed, one of the worst
Of course, We chose them purposely over all others
And We displayed to them Our signs. That was an obvious test for them
These people assert (so emphatically)
"Our death here in this life is it _ (the end), and there is nothing (beyond). We will not be resurrected."
"Bring our forefathers back (to life), if you are truthful!"
Are they better than the people of ´Tubbah´, or those before them? We destroyed them! All of them were really criminals
We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything else just as a pastime
We did not create the heavens and the earth except with a purpose _ (and for a specified time). But most of them (just) do not understand
The scheduled time for (the resurrection of) all of them together, is the day of decision
That day, nobody would lend a bit of support to his friend or kin. Nobody shall receive any help (at all)
Except the one, upon whom Allah bestows (special) mercy! He is the Mighty, the most Merciful
The tree of ´zaqum´
Shall be the food for the sinners
Like boiling oil, it shall burn the inside of their bellies
Just as boiling water scalds
(The command would be): grab him and drag him right into the thick of the blazing fire
Then pour (the steaming hot water) over his head. The (torture and) torment of the boiling water
Taste this! (Now), aren´t you the mighty and the noble
This is exactly what you used to doubt
The righteous would live in a peaceful place, (serene and) secure
Amidst gardens and springs
Dressed in lush luxurious brocade, they shall sit facing each other
Thus shall it be! And We shall wed them to the fair females with big beautiful eyes
In paradise, they shall ask for, (and get), all sorts of sumptuous delights; (they shall live) in peace (and bliss)
There, they shall never ever face death, other than their death in the previous life; and He will spare them the punishment of the hellfire
Courtesy of your Lord, a generous favor! That indeed is the supreme success, the greatest triumph
Certainly! We have rendered this Qur´an easy for your tongue. Perhaps they would heed its message
So wait a while; they too, are waiting