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70:1  The skeptics ask about the torment that is bound to land
70:2  Upon the unbelievers! Nothing can ward it off
70:3  (It is) from Allah, the Lord of the means of ascent (to the heavens)
70:4  The angels and the spirits rise up towards Him during a day that spans fifty thousand years
70:5  So endure (all adversity) with grace and patience
70:6  Indeed, they consider the punishment to be far in the future
70:7  While We see it close at hand
70:8  The sky that day, will be like molten copper
70:9  And the mountains like the fluffy tufts of wool
70:10  Even the closest friends would fail to inquire about (the welfare of) their close friends
70:11  Although, they would see each other! The criminal, that day, would like to escape punishment by offering his own son as ransom
70:12  His wife and his brother
70:13  And (all) relatives _ (even those) who had sheltered him (through the years)
70:14  In fact, (he would be ready to offer as ransom) every single soul on earth, if he could (in return) save himself
70:15  No! Of course not! It is a blazing inferno
70:16  And it will scald away the scalps (of the unbelievers)
70:17  It will summon (by name), all those who turned their backs and ran away (from the truth)
70:18  And amassed (wealth), and hoarded it
70:19  Indeed, man is created impatient (and fretful)
70:20  He (frets and) panics in the face of adversity
70:21  And acts niggardly when he encounters good fortune
70:22  Except those who perform ´salat´
70:23  (Successful are) those who are steadfast (prompt, and punctual) in their ´salat´
70:24  Those who accept a due share in their wealth
70:25  For people seeking (alms), and for the deprived
70:26  (Successful are) those who believe in the Day of Judgment
70:27  Those who were fearful of the torment inflicted by their Lord
70:28  Indeed, None may feel (wholly) secure and indifferent to the torment of their Lord
70:29  (Successful are) those who rein in their sexuality
70:30  Except with their spouses _ those whom their right hands possess; because then, they are not blameworthy
70:31  While those seeking anything beyond that are really the transgressors
70:32  (Successful are) those who discharged their trusts faithfully, and honor their pledges
70:33  And when they bear witness, they stand firm (and are truthful)
70:34  Those who perform their ´salat´ devotedly and diligently
70:35  Such (righteous) ones would be honored in paradise
70:36  So what is wrong with the unbelievers? Why do they run towards you
70:37  (They are ever so ready to denounce you) in groups, on the right and on the left
70:38  Does every man among them aspire to enter the blessings filled paradise
70:39  No, of course not! We have created them out of (base) matter that they know (and are familiar with)
70:40  Certainly not! I swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests, that We are indeed capable
70:41  Of replacing them with (other creations) better than them. We shall certainly not be surpassed
70:42  So let them stay engrossed in their idle talks and their games, until they come to face their promised day
70:43  That day they would rush out of their graves fast, as if they were hurrying towards their goal
70:44  Their eyes shall be down cast (with shame). Humiliation and disgrace shall overwhelm them (completely). They are being promised (just) such a day