Sura 70
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The Stairways (Al-Ma‚rij)

In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.

1A questioner asked about a penalty to befall

2The unbelievers, which there is none to ward off.

3From Allah, Lord of the ways of ascent.

4The angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a day, the measure whereof is as fifty thousand years.1

5Therefore be patient, a patience of beautiful contentment.

6They see the day indeed as a far off.

7And We see it near.

8The day that the sky will be like molten brass.

9And the mountains will be like wool,

10And no friend will ask after a friend,

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

1Sa ala sailun biazabi waqi

2Lilkafirina laisa lahu dafi

3Minal lahi zil maarij

4Tarujul mala ikatu war ruhu ilaihi fi yaumin kana miqdaruhu hamsina alfa sanah

5Fasbir sabran jamila

6Innahum yaraunahu baida

7Wa narahu qariba

8Yauma takunus samau kal muhl

9Wa takunul jibalu kalihn

10Wa la yas alu hamimun hamima

1. This verse carries a very confusing thought. The idea that the angels and the Spirit ascended on Muhammad. The Angel Gabriel is an angel, the Spirit bears reference to the Angel Gabriel (2:97, 16:102) so who actually visited Muhammad. And why can he not keep his characters straight?

11Though they will be put in sight of each other, the sinnerís desire will be: would that he could redeem himself from the penalty of that day by sacrificing his children.

12And his wife and his brother.

13And his kindred who sheltered him.

14And all that is on earth, so it could deliver him.

15By no means! For it would be the fire of hell!

16Plucking out right to the skull!

17Inviting such as turn their backs and turn away their faces.

18And collect wealth and hide it!

19Truly, man was created very impatient.

20Fretful when evil touches him;

21And niggardly when good reaches him.

22Not so those devoted to prayer;

23Those who remain steadfast to their prayer;

24And those in whose wealth is a recognized right.

11Yubas sarunahum yawad dul mujrimu lau yaftadi min azabi yaumizin bibanih

12Wa sahibatihi wa akhih

13Wa fasilatihil lati tuwih

14Wa man fil ardi jamian suma yunjih

15Kalla innaha laza

16Naz zaatal lisawa

17Tadu man adbara wa tawal la

18Wa jamaa fa aua

19Innalinsana huliqa halua

20Iza masahus saru jazua

21Wa iza ma sahul hairu manua

22Illal musal lin

23Allazinahum ala salatihim daimun

24Wal lazina fi amwalihim haqqum malum

25For the needy who asks and him who is prevented for some reason from asking;

26And those who hold to the truth of the day of judgment;

27And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord;

28For their Lordís displeasure is the opposite of peace and tranquility.

29And those who guard their chastity.

30Except with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for they are not to be blamed.

31But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors.

32And those who respect their trusts and covenants;

33And those who stand firm in their testimonies;

34And those who guard the sacredness of their worship.

25Li saili wal mahrum

26Wa lazina yushad diquna biyaumidin

27Wal lazina hum minazabi rabbihim musfiqun

28Inna azaba rabbihim gairu mamun

29Wa lazina hum lifurujihim hafizun

30Illa ala az wajihim au ma malaka aimanuhum fa in nahum gairu malumin

31Famanibtaga waraa zalika fa ula ika humul adun

32Wa lazina hum li amanatihim waahdihim raun

33Wa lazina hum bisahadatihim qa imun

34Wa lazina hum ala salatihim yuhafizun

35Such will be the honored ones in the gardens of bliss.

36Now what is the matter with the unbelievers, that they rush madly before you.

37From the right and from the left in crowds?

38Does every man of them long to enter the garden of bliss?

39By no means! For We have created them out of the base matter they know!

40Now I do call to witness, the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly.

41Substitute for them better men than they; and We are not to be defeated.

42So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about until they encounter that day of theirs which they have been promised!

35Ulaika fi jan natim mukramun

36Famalil lazina kafaru qibalaka mutiin

37Anil yamini wa anisimali izin

38Ayatmau kulumrim minhum ayudkala jan nata maim

39Kalla inna halaqnahumim ma yalamun

40Fala uqsimu birabbil masayariqi wal magharibi inna laqadirun

41Ala an nubad dila kairam minhum wa ma nahnu bimasbuqin

42Fazarhum yakudu wa yalabu bata yulaqu yaumahumul lazi yuadun

43The day whereon they will issue from their sepulchers in sudden haste as if they were rushing to a goal post.

44Their eyes lowered in dejection ignominy covering them! Such is the day, which they are promised!

43Yauma yakhrujuna minal ajdasi siraan ka annahum ila nusubi yufidun

44Kasiatan absaruhum tarquhum zilah zalikal yaumul lazi kanu yuadun

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