Sura 74
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The Cloaked (Al-Muddaththir)

In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.

1O, you wrapped up!1

2Arise and deliver your warning!

3And magnify your Lord!

4And your garments keep free from stain!2

5And all abomination shun!

6Nor expect in giving any increase for yourself!

7And be patient and constant for your Lord’s cause!

8Finally when the trumpet is sounded.

9That will be that day, a day of distress.

10Far from easy for those without faith.

11Leave Me alone with those whom I created alone!

12To whom I granted resources in abundance.

13And sons to be by his side!

14To whom I made life smooth and comfortable!

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

1Ya ayuyuhal mud das sir

2Qum fa anzir

3Wa rabbaka fakabbir

4Wa siyabaka fatahir

5War rujza fahjur

6Wa la tamnun tastaksir

7Wa lirabbika fashbir

8Fa iza nuqira fin naqur

9Fazalika yauma izi yaumun

10Alal kafirina gairu yasir

11Zarni wa man halaqtu wahida

12Wa jaaltu lahu malam mamduda

13Wa banina suhuda

14Wa ma hatu lahu tamhida

1. Please see note on Sura 73:1.

2. It is very interesting to note how Farid from the Ahmadiyyah movement gives his commentary. To him garment is not just garment but also, the followers of the prophet. That before he embarked on a mission Allah wanted him to prepare the hearts of his followers. He has completely deviated on the subject to bring in his own idiosyncratic views. The admonition is very clear to Muhammad, since sex makes one unclean and bodily fluids such as urine and sperm defiles a person, he was told to be ritually clean and to keep from unclean clothes. It may also include the keeping of himself from idolatry and all of its forms. The next verse deals probably with keeping his heart clean and to be an example (6-7) to the believers.

15Yet is he greedy that I should add yet more.

16By no means! For to Our signs he has been refractory!

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

18For he thought and he plotted.

19And woe to him! how he plotted!

20Yea, woe to him! how he plotted!

21Then he looked round;

22Then he frowned and he scowled;

23Then he turned back and was haughty;

24Then said he: “This is nothing but magic derived from of old;”

25“This is nothing but the word of a mortal!”

26Soon will I cast him into hell fire!

27And what will explain to you what hell fire is?

28Nothing is permitted to endure and nothing is left alone!

29Darkening and changing the color of man!

30Over it are nineteen.3

15Summa yatmau an azida

16Kalla innahu kana li ayatina anida

17Sa urhiquhu sauda

18Innahu fakara wa qadar

19Faqutila kaifa qadar

20Summa qutila kaifa qadar

21Summa nazar

22Summa abasa wa basar

23Summa adbara wastakbar

24Faqala in haza illa sihruy yusar

25In haza illa qaulul basyar

26Sa ushlihi saqar

27Wa ma adraka ma saqar

28La tubqi wa la tazar

29La wahatul lilbasyar

30Alaiha tisata asyar

 

 

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3. Both George Sale and the Editors of the Noble Qur’an agree are angels. According to Islamic Numerologists, this is the miracle of the Qur’an, for which nobody can produce a surah the like of.

31And 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 does Allah intend by this?” Thus does Allah leave to stray whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases; and none can know the forces of the Lord except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind.

32No, verily, by the moon.

33And by the night as it retreats.

34And by the dawn as it shines forth.

35This is one of the mighty portents.

36A warning to mankind

31Wa ma jaalna ashaban nari illa malaikata wa ma jaalna id datahum illa fitnatal lil lazina kafaru liyastaiqinal lazina utul kitaba wa yazdadal lazina amanu imana wa la yartabal lazina utul kitaba wal muminuna wa liyaqulal lazina fi qulubihim maraduw wal kafiruna maza aradal lahu bihaza masala kazalika yudhilul lahu ma yasyau wa yahdi ma yasya wa ma yalamu junuda rabbuka illa huwa ma hiya il lazikra lilbasyar

32Kalla wal qamar

33Wallaili iz adbar

34Was subi iza asfar

35Innaha la ihdal kubar

36Naziral lilbasyar

37To any of you that chooses to press forward or to follow behind.

38Every soul will be in pledge for its deeds.

39Except the companions of the right hand.

40In gardens they will question each other

41And ask of the sinners:

42“What led you into hell fire?”

43They will say: “We were not of those who prayed;”

44And we were not of those who fed the indigent;”

45“But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers;”

46“And we used to deny the day of judgment”

47“Until there came to us the hour that is certain.”

48Then will no intercession of any intercessors profit them.

49Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition?

37Liman saa minkum ayataqad dama au yataakh khar

38Kullu nafsin bima kasabat rahinah

39Illa ashabal yamin

40Fi jannatin yatasa alun

41Anil mujrimin

42Ma salakakum fi saqar

43Qalu lam naku minal musalin

44Wa lam naku nutihumul miskin

45Wa kunna nakudu maal kaidin

46Wa kunna nukaz zibu bi yaumidin

47Hata atanal yaqin

48Fama tanfauhum safaatus safiin

49Fama lahum anit tazkirati muridin

50As if they were affrighted asses

51Fleeing from a lion!

52Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls spread out!

53By no means! But they fear not the hereafter

54No, this surely is an admonition:

55Let any who will keep it in remembrance!

56But none will keep it in remembrance except as Allah wills: He is the Lord of righteousness and the Lord of forgiveness.

50Ka annahum humurum mustanfirah

51Farrat minqaswarah

52Bal yuridu kullum ri in minhum ayuta suhufam munas sarah

53Kalla balla yakhafunal akhirat

54Kalla innahu tazkirat

55Faman sa a zakarat

56Wa ma yazkuruna illa ayasya allah huwa ahlut taqwa wa ahlul magfirah

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