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Did you notice?
44:1  H.M.
44:2  By the Clear Book
44:3  which We sent down on a blessed night We have been warning about!
44:4  In it every wise matter is set forth
44:5  as a command from Our presence; We have been sending
44:6  mercy from your Lord. He is the Alert, Aware,
44:7  Lord of Heaven and Earth and anything in between them, if you will be convinced.
44:8  There is no deity except Him; He gives life and brings death, your Lord and the Lord of your earliest ancestors.
44:9  Instead they play around with doubt.
44:10  Watch out for the day when the sky will bring obvious smoke
44:11  to envelop mankind; this will mean painful torment:
44:12  "Our Lord, remove the torment from us; we are believers!"
44:13  Yet they had the Reminder, and an obvious messenger had already come to them.
44:14  Then they turned away from him and said: "He has been taught it; [he´s] so crazy!"
44:15  Were We to lift the torment for a while, you would still revert [to it]!
44:16  Some day We will kidnap everyone in the greatest operation; We shall be Avenged!
44:17  We tested Pharaoh´s folk before them, and a noble messenger came to them:
44:18  "Hand over God´s servants to me. I am a trustworthy messenger for you.
44:19  Do not act so haughtily concerning God: I bring you clear authority.
44:20  I have sought refuge with my Lord and your Lord, lest you cast me out.
44:21  If you do not believe in me, then keep away from me."
44:22  So he appealed to his Lord: "These are criminal folk!"
44:23  "Travel with My servants at night for you will be followed.
44:24  Leave the sea parted; they are an army who will be drowned."
44:25  How man gardens and fountains have they left behind!
44:26  And crops and a splendid position
44:27  and a life of ease they were delighted with.
44:28  Even so We let other folk inherit it from them.
44:29  Neither Heaven nor Earth wept over them, nor were they allowed to wait.
44:30  So We saved the Children of Israel from shameful torment,
44:31  from Pharaoh, who was haughty, so dissipated.
44:32  We chose them knowingly ahead of [anyone in] the Universe;
44:33  and gave them signs which contained an obvious test.
44:34  Yet the latter kept on saying:
44:35  "There is only this first death of ours; we will not be raised again.
44:36  Bring on our forefathers if you have been truthful."
44:37  Are they any better than the people of Tubba and the ones before them whom We wiped out? They were such criminals!
44:38  We did not create Heaven and Earth and anything in between them just by playing around.
44:39  We have created them both only [to reveal] the Truth, even though most of them do not realize it.
44:40  The Day for Sorting things out will mean an appointment for everyone,
44:41  a day when no patron will be able to help a favorite out in any way nor will they be supported
44:42  except for someone whom God has shown mercy to. He is the Powerful, the Merciful.
44:43  The infernal tree
44:44  will be food for the sinner;
44:45  like molten copper, it will seethe inside (their) bellies
44:46  like a bathhouse boiler:
44:47  "Take him and drag him into the midst of Hades!
44:48  Then pour some torment of scalding water over his head:
44:49  ´Taste it; you were such a powerful noble!"´
44:50  This is what you (all) were puzzling over!"´
44:51  The heedful will be in a safe position
44:52  among gardens and springs.
44:53  They will wear satin and brocade as they sit facing one another, just like that;
44:54  and We will wed them to dark-eyed damsels
44:55  They will call confidently for every kind of fruit in it.
44:56  They will not taste death there except for the very first death [they had]. He will shield them from the torment of Hades
44:57  as a boon from your Lord; that will be the supreme Achievement!
44:58  We have made it easy for your tongue [to recite] in order that they may bear this in mind.
44:59  So watch out: they too are watching!