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74:1  O thou who art covered
74:2  rise up and warn
74:3  And thy Lord magnify
74:4  And thy garments purify
74:5  And abomination shun
74:6  And grant not favours to gain increase
74:7  And for thy Lord await
74:8  And when the trump is blown,
74:9  for that day is a difficult day
74:10  for the misbelievers aught but easy
74:11  Leave me alone with him I have created
74:12  and for whom I have made extensive wealth
74:13  and sons that he may look upon
74:14  and for whom I have smoothed things down
74:15  Then he desires that I should increase
74:16  nay, verily, he is hostile to our signs
74:17  I will drive him up a hill
74:18  Then he reflected and planned
74:19  May he be killed, - how he planned
74:20  Again, may he be killed, - how he planned
74:21  Then he looked
74:22  then he frowned and scowled
74:23  then he retreated and was big with prid
74:24  and said, 'This is only magic exhibited
74:25  this is only mortal speech!'
74:26  I will broil him in hell-fire
74:27  and what shall make thee know what hell-fire is
74:28  It will not leave and will not let alone
74:29  It scorches the flesh
74:30  over it are nineteen (angels)
74:31  We have made only angels guardians of the fire, and we have only made their number a trial to those who misbelieve; that those who have been given the Book may be certain, and that those who believe may be increased in faith; and that those who have been given the Book and the believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts is sickness, and the misbelievers may say, 'What does God mean by this as a parable?' Thus God leads astray whom He pleases, and guides him He pleases: and none knows the hosts of thy Lord save Himself; and it is only a reminder to mortals
74:32  Nay, by the moon
74:33  And the night when it retires
74:34  And the morning when it brightly dawns
74:35  Verily, it is one of the greatest misfortunes
74:36  a warning to mortals
74:37  for him amongst you who wishes to press forward or to tarry
74:38  Every soul is pledged for what it earns
74:39  except the fellows of the right
74:40  in gardens shall they ask each othe
74:41  about the sinners!
74:42  'What drove you into hell-fire?
74:43  They shall say, 'We weren't of those who prayed
74:44  we didn't feed the poor
74:45  but we did plunge into discussion with those who plunged
74:46  and we called the judgment day a li
74:47  until the certainty did come to us!
74:48  But there shall not profit them the intercession of the intercessors
74:49  What ailed them that they turned away from the memoria
74:50  as though they were timid asse
74:51  fleeing from a lion
74:52  Nay, every man of them wished that he might have given him books spread open
74:53  Nay, but they did not fear the hereafter
74:54  Nay, it is a memorial
74:55  and let him who will remember it
74:56  but none will remember it except God please. He is most worthy of fear; and he is most worthy to forgive