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70:1  A challenger has demanded a punishment bound to come
70:2  for the disbelievers—to be averted by none—
70:3  from Allah, Lord of pathways of ˹heavenly˺ ascent,
70:4  ˹through which˺ the angels and the ˹holy˺ spirit will ascend to Him on a Day fifty thousand years in length.
70:5  So endure ˹this denial, O Prophet,˺ with beautiful patience.
70:6  They truly see this ˹Day˺ as impossible,
70:7  but We see it as inevitable.
70:8  On that Day the sky will be like molten brass
70:9  and the mountains like ˹tufts of˺ wool.
70:10  And no close friend will ask ˹about˺ their friends,
70:11  ˹although˺ they will be made to see each other. The wicked will wish to ransom themselves from the punishment of that Day by their children,
70:12  their spouses, their siblings,
70:13  their clan that sheltered them,
70:14  and everyone on earth altogether, just to save themselves.
70:15  But no! There will certainly be a raging Flame
70:16  ripping off scalps.
70:17  It will summon whoever turned their backs ˹on Allah˺ and turned away ˹from the truth˺,
70:18  and gathered and hoarded ˹wealth˺.
70:19  Indeed, humankind was created impatient:
70:20  distressed when touched with evil,
70:21  and withholding when touched with good—
70:22  except those who pray,
70:23  consistently performing their prayers;
70:24  and who give the rightful share of their wealth
70:25  to the beggar and the poor;
70:26  and who ˹firmly˺ believe in the Day of Judgment;
70:27  and those who fear the punishment of their Lord—
70:28  ˹knowing that˺ none should feel secure from their Lord’s punishment—
70:29  and those who guard their chastity
70:30  except with their wives or those ˹bondwomen˺ in their possession, for then they are free from blame,
70:31  but whoever seeks beyond that are the transgressors.
70:32  ˹The faithful are˺ also those who are true to their trusts and covenants;
70:33  and who are honest in their testimony;
70:34  and who are ˹properly˺ observant of their prayers.
70:35  These will be in Gardens, held in honour.
70:36  So what is the matter with the disbelievers that they rush ˹head-long˺ towards you ˹O Prophet˺,
70:37  from the right and the left, in groups ˹to mock you˺?
70:38  Does every one of them expect to be admitted into a Garden of Bliss?
70:39  But no! Indeed, they ˹already˺ know what We created them from.
70:40  So, I do swear by the Lord of ˹all˺ the points of sunrise and sunset that We are truly capable
70:41  of replacing them with ˹others˺ better than them, and We cannot be prevented ˹from doing so˺.
70:42  So let them indulge ˹in falsehood˺ and amuse ˹themselves˺ until they face their Day, which they have been threatened with—
70:43  the Day they will come forth from the graves swiftly, as if racing to an idol ˹for a blessing˺,
70:44  with eyes downcast, utterly covered with disgrace. That is the Day they have ˹always˺ been warned of.