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70:1  AN INQUIRER ASKED for the affliction that is to com
70:2  Upon the infidels -- which none would be able to repel -
70:3  From God, the Lord of the steps (of progression)
70:4  To whom the angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years
70:5  So persevere with becoming patience
70:6  They surely take it to be far away
70:7  But We see it very near
70:8  The day the sky becomes like molten brass
70:9  The mountains like the tufts of (carded) wool
70:10  And no friend inquires after frien
70:11  Though within sight of one another. The sinner would like to ransom himself from the torment of that Day by offering his sons
70:12  His wife and his brother
70:13  And his family who had stood by him
70:14  And all those who are on the earth, to save himself
70:15  But never. It is pure white flam
70:16  That would skin the scalp
70:17  It will summon whoever turns his back and flees
70:18  Who amasses and then hoards
70:19  Surely man is greedy by nature
70:20  If evil befalls him he is perturbed
70:21  If good comes to him he holds back his hand
70:22  Except those who closely follow (the Book of God)
70:23  Who persevere in devotion
70:24  In whose wealth a due share is include
70:25  For the needy and those dispossessed
70:26  And those who believe in the Day of Judgement
70:27  And those who fear the punishment of their Lord, -
70:28  Surely no one can be secure from the punishment of his Lord, -
70:29  And those who guard their sex except from their wives and women slaves of ol
70:30  Are free of blame
70:31  But those who seek more than this will be transgressors
70:32  And those who fulfil their trusts and covenants
70:33  Who uphold their testimonies
70:34  And those who are mindful of their moral obligations
70:35  They will live in gardens with honour
70:36  What is the matter with unbelievers that they stare at you with fixed gazes and hasten towards yo
70:37  In crowds, right and left
70:38  Does every one of them wish to enter the garden of tranquility
70:39  Never so. We have created them from what they know
70:40  So I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly abl
70:41  To bring better people than they in their place; and they will not be able to thwart Us
70:42  So leave them to their vain disputes and amusement till they meet their day (of reckoning) promised them
70:43  The day when they will come out of their graves in all haste as though rushing to their altars
70:44  Eyes lowered, shame attending. That is the day they have been promised