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ad-Dukhan (Smoke, The Evident Smoke)
as rendered by Maududi
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Maududi rendition of Surah Smoke, The Evident Smoke(ad-Dukhan)
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44:1 Ha´. Mim.
44:2 By the Clear Book.
44:3 We revealed it on a Blessed Night, for We were intent on warning;
44:4 (We revealed it on the Night) wherein every matter is wisely determined
44:5 by Our command. Verily, We were set to send a Messenger
44:6 as a Mercy from your Lord. Surely He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing,
44:7 the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of all that is between them: if you would only have sure faith.
44:8 There is no god but He: He gives life and causes death. He is your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers of yore.
44:9 (But the fact is, they lack certainty) and frolic about in doubt.
44:10 So watch for the Day when the sky will come down with a pall of smoke,
44:11 enveloping people. That will be a grievous scourge.
44:12 (People will then say): "Our Lord, remove this scourge from us; we shall believe."
44:13 But how will they take heed? Such are they that a Messenger came to them clearly expounding the Truth,
44:14 yet they turned away from him and said: "This is a well-tutored madman."
44:15 Yet We will hold the scourge back for a while, (but no sooner than We will do so) you will revert to your old ways.
44:16 The Day when We shall seize them with a mighty seizing, that will be the Day on which We shall inflict upon you full retribution.
44:17 Indeed before that We subjected the Pharaonites to the same test. A noble Messenger came to them
44:18 (and said): "Deliver to me Allah´s servants. I am a trustworthy Messenger to you,
44:19 and do not exalt yourselves in defiance of Allah. I have come to you with a clear authority (as a Messenger).
44:20 I have taken refuge with my Lord and your Lord lest you should attack me with stones.
44:21 But if you do not believe what I say, leave me alone (and desist from laying hands on me)."
44:22 Then he called upon his Lord: "These are a criminal people."
44:23 (He was told): "Set out with My servants by night for you will certainly be pursued.
44:24 And leave the sea behind you as calm as ever. Surely they are an army that is doomed to be drowned."
44:25 How many gardens did they leave behind, and how many fountains
44:26 and sown fields and splendid mansions,
44:27 and the life of ease in which they took delight!
44:28 Thus it was; and We made another people inherit all that.
44:29 Then neither the sky shed tears over them nor the earth. They were granted no respite.
44:30 Thus did We deliver the Children of Israel from the humiliating chastisement,
44:31 from Pharaoh who was most prominent among the prodigals.
44:32 We knowingly exalted them (i.e., the Children of Israel) above other peoples of the world
44:33 and bestowed upon them the Signs wherein lay an evident test for them.
44:34 Indeed these people say:
44:35 "This is our first and only death, and we shall never be raised again.
44:36 Bring back to us our fathers if you are truthful."
44:37 Are these better or the people of Tubba and those who went before them? We destroyed them for they were a criminal people.
44:38 It was not in idle sport that We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them.
44:39 We did not create them except in Truth. But most of them do not know.
44:40 The Day of Final Decision is the appointed time for all;
44:41 the Day when a friend shall be of no avail to his friend nor shall they be helped,
44:42 except those to whom Allah shows mercy. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Compassionate.
44:43 The tree of al-Zaqqum
44:44 shall be the food of the sinful.
44:45 Like dregs of oil, it will boil in their bellies
44:46 like boiling water.
44:47 "Seize him and drag him to the middle of the Blazing Fire,
44:48 then pour boiling water over his head as chastisement.
44:49 Taste this, you are a person mighty and noble!
44:50 This is what you used to doubt."
44:51 Verily the God-fearing shall be in a secure place
44:52 amidst gardens and springs.
44:53 Attired in silk and brocade, they shall be arrayed face to face.
44:54 Thus shall it be: and We shall espouse them to fair, wide-eyed maidens.
44:55 While resting in security, they shall call for all kinds of fruit.
44:56 They shall not taste death except the death in this world. And Allah will save them from the chastisement of Hell
44:57 as a favour from your Lord. That is the great triumph.
44:58 (O Prophet), We have made this Book easy in your tongue so that they may take heed.
44:59 Wait, then; they too are waiting.


   


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