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70:1  A man [mockingly] demanded the punishment
70:2  It will fall on the disbelievers––none can deflect it–&ndash
70:3  from God, the Lord of the Ways of Ascent
70:4  by which the angels and the Spirit ascend to Him, on a Day whose length is fifty thousand years
70:5  So be patient, [Prophet], as befits you
70:6  The disbelievers think it is distant
70:7  but We know it to be close
70:8  On a Day when the heavens will be like molten bras
70:9  and the mountains like tufts of wool
70:10  when no friend will ask about his friend
70:11  even when they are within sight of one another. The guilty person will wish he could save himself from the suffering of that Day by sacrificing his sons
70:12  his spouse, his brother
70:13  the kinsfolk who gave him shelter
70:14  and everyone on earth, if it could save him
70:15  But no! There is a raging flam
70:16  that strips away the skin
70:17  and it will claim everyone who rejects the truth, turns away
70:18  amasses wealth and hoards it
70:19  Man was truly created anxious
70:20  he is fretful when misfortune touches him
70:21  but tight-fisted when good fortune comes his way
70:22  Not so those who pra
70:23  and are constant in their prayers
70:24  who give a due share of their wealt
70:25  to beggars and the deprived
70:26  who believe in the Day of Judgemen
70:27  and fear the punishment of their Lord–&ndash
70:28  none may feel wholly secure from it–&ndash
70:29  who guard their chastit
70:30  from all but their spouses or their slave-girls––there is no blame attached to [relations with] these
70:31  but those whose desires exceed this limit are truly transgressors–&ndash
70:32  who are faithful to their trusts and their pledges
70:33  who give honest testimon
70:34  and are steadfast in their prayers
70:35  They will be honoured in Gardens of bliss
70:36  What is wrong with the disbelievers? Why do they rush to peer at you [Prophet]
70:37  from right and left, in crowds
70:38  Does every one of them expect to enter a Garden of bliss
70:39  No! We created them from the substance they know
70:40  and, by the Lord of every sunrise and sunset, We have the powe
70:41  to substitute for them others better than they are- nothing can prevent Us from doing this
70:42  So leave them to wallow in idle talk, until they come face to face with their promised Day
70:43  the Day they will rush out of their graves as if rallying to a flag
70:44  eyes downcast and covered in shame: that is the Day of which they were warned