74

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

74:1. O thou wrapped up (in the mantle)!

74:2. Arise and deliver thy warning!

74:3. And thy Lord do thou magnify!

74:4. And thy garments keep free from stain!

74:5. And all abomination shun!

74:6. Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for thyself)!

74:7. But, for thy Lord's (Cause), be patient and constant!

74:8. Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded,

74:9. That will be- that Day - a Day of Distress,-

74:10. Far from easy for those without Faith.

74:11. Leave Me alone, (to deal) with the (creature) whom I created (bare and) alone!-

74:12. To whom I granted resources in abundance,

74:13. And sons to be by his side!-

74:14. To whom I made (life) smooth and comfortable!

74:15. Yet is he greedy-that I should add (yet more);-

74:16. By no means! For to Our Signs he has been refractory!

74:17. Soon will I visit him with a mount of calamities!

74:18. For he thought and he plotted;-

74:19. And woe to him! How he plotted!-

74:20. Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!-

74:21. Then he looked round;

74:22. Then he frowned and he scowled;

74:23. Then he turned back and was haughty;

74:24. Then said he: "This is nothing but magic, derived from of old;

74:25. "This is nothing but the word of a mortal!"

74:26. Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire!

74:27. And what will explain to thee what Hell-Fire is?

74:28. Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone!-

74:29. Darkening and changing the colour of man!

74:30. Over it are Nineteen.

74:31. And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth God intend by this?" Thus doth God leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind.

74:32. Nay, verily: By the Moon,

74:33. And by the Night as it retreateth,

74:34. And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,-

74:35. This is but one of the mighty (portents),

74:36. A warning to mankind,-

74:37. To any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;-

74:38. Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds.

74:39. Except the Companions of the Right Hand.

74:40. (They will be) in Gardens (of Delight): they will question each other,

74:41. And (ask) of the Sinners:

74:42. "What led you into Hell Fire?"

74:43. They will say: "We were not of those who prayed;

74:44. "Nor were we of those who fed the indigent;

74:45. "But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers;

74:46. "And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,

74:47. "Until there came to us (the Hour) that is certain."

74:48. Then will no intercession of (any) intercessors profit them.

74:49. Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition?-

74:50. As if they were affrighted asses,

74:51. Fleeing from a lion!

74:52. Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out!

74:53. By no means! But they fear not the Hereafter,

74:54. Nay, this surely is an admonition:

74:55. Let any who will, keep it in remembrance!

74:56. But none will keep it in remembrance except as God wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of Forgiveness.

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