truly We sent it down on a blessed night—truly We are ever warning
Therein every wise command is made distinct
as a command from Us—truly We are ever sending
as a mercy from thy Lord. Truly He is the Hearing, the Knowing
Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them; would that you were certain
There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old
Nay, but they are playing in doubt
So keep watch for a day when the sky brings forth manifest smoke
covering the people. This is a painful punishment
“Our Lord! Remove from us the punishment; truly we are believers.
How can there be a reminder for them, when a clear messenger had come to them
Then they turned away from him and said, “He is taught, possessed.
We shall indeed remove the punishment a little. Surely you will revert
On the Day when We strike with a terrible striking, surely We are vengeful
And indeed We tried the people of Pharaoh before them, and a noble messenger came unto them
“Deliver God’s servants unto me! Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you
And rise not against God; surely I have come to you with a manifest authority
Truly I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me
But if you believe me not, then keep away from me.
Then he called unto his Lord, “These are a guilty people.
“Set forth with My servants by night; you will indeed be pursued
And leave the sea at rest; truly they will be a drowned host.
How many gardens and springs did they leave behind
sown fields and a noble dwelling
and prosperity in which they rejoiced
Thus it was. And We bequeathed it unto another people
Neither Heaven nor earth wept for them, nor were they granted respite
And We delivered the Children of Israel from a humiliating punishment
from Pharaoh. Truly he was foremost among the prodigal
We knowingly chose them over the worlds
And We gave them signs wherein was a manifest trial
“There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be resurrected
Bring us our fathers, if you are truthful.
Are they better, or the people of Tubba? and those before them? We destroyed them. Truly they were guilty
And We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them in play
We did not create them, save in truth. But most of them know not
Truly the Day of Division is their tryst, all together
The Day when no friend will avail a friend in any way, nor will they be helped
save him unto whom God has been merciful. Truly He is the Mighty, the Merciful
Truly the tree of Zaqqu
is the food of the sinner
like molten lead boiling in their bellies
like the boiling of boiling liquid
“Seize him and thrust him into the midst of Hellfire
Then pour the punishment of boiling liquid upon his head.
“Taste! Surely you are the mighty, the noble
This is that which you used to doubt.
Truly the reverent are in a station secure
amid gardens and springs
wearing fine silk and rich brocade, facing one another
Thus it is. And We shall wed them to wide-eyed maidens
Therein they call for every fruit, secure
They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He will shield them from the punishment of Hellfire
a bounty from thy Lord; that is the great triumph
We have only made this easy upon thy tongue, that haply they may remember
So be on the watch, for they, too, are on the watch