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70:1  A sceptical questioner demanded a punishment to fall
70:2  upon the disbelievers; nothing can ward it off once it comes
70:3  from Allah, the Lord of the spiritual stairways to the Heavens,
70:4  by which the angels and the Noble Spirit ascend to Him on a Day with a time-span of fifty thousand years.
70:5  So Messenger! Be patient in a beautiful manner!
70:6  Indeed, they consider it a long way off,
70:7  yet We know it is near.
70:8  The Day when the sky will be like molten brass,
70:9  and the hanging mountains will be like masses of fluffed wool
70:10  It will be a Day when no close friend will bother to ask anything of his close friend,
70:11  yet they will be within sight of one another. The wicked person will wish to give away everything to save himself from punishment that Day, even his children,
70:12  his spouse, his brother,
70:13  his blood relatives who sheltered him,
70:14  and everyone on Earth, to save his own skin.
70:15  That will not happen! There will be a raging flame
70:16  that peels away the skin.
70:17  Hell shall call out to all who turned their backs and turned away,
70:18  the one who gathered wealth and hoarded it
70:19  Humans were created anxious;
70:20  when misfortune befalls them, they are impatient,
70:21  and when good fortune befalls them, they are selfish;
70:22  except the worshippers,
70:23  who perform their prayer constantly,
70:24  in whose wealth is a due share
70:25  for the beggar and the deprived,
70:26  who believe in Judgement Day,
70:27  who are fearful of their Lord’s punishment,
70:28  their Lord’s punishment from which no one is safe
70:29  Who guard their sexual purity,
70:30  except from their spouses, or their slave maids; for that they can’t be blamed.
70:31  But those whose lustful desires go beyond that, they are the transgressors.
70:32  Who fulfil their trusts and promises,
70:33  who give honest testimonies,
70:34  who are focused and regular in their prayers.
70:35  They will be honoured in delightful gardens
70:36  What is the matter with the disbelievers? They all stare at you Prophet,
70:37  from the right and the left.
70:38  Does each one of them expect to be admitted into a Garden of Delight?
70:39  That will never happen; We created them from something they know.
70:40  So I swear by the Lord of the Eastern and the Western horizons, indeed We are fully capable
70:41  of replacing them with people better than them, and no one can stop Us.
70:42  So leave them pandering to their idle talk and playing games, until they face Judgement Day, which they are promised.
70:43  The Day they will quickly come out of the graves, as if racing towards goal posts,
70:44  their eyes cast down and faces covered with humiliation. That is the Day, which they were promised