Holy Quran 44


1HA MIM.
2The perspicuous Book is witness
3(That) We sent it down one night of blessing -- so that We could warn --
4On which all affairs are sorted out and decided
5As commands from Us. It is indeed We who send (messengers),
6A mercy from your Lord. Verily He is all-hearing and all-knowing,
7The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, if you really do believe.
8There is no god other than He, who gives you life and death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.
9Yet they are lost in doubt and play.
10So watch for the day when the sky begins to emit clear smoke,
11Which would envelope mankind. That would be a grievous affliction.
12"O Lord, take away this torment from us," (they will pray); "we have come to believe."
13How can a warning benefit them? The Apostle who explained all things clearly had come to them,
14But they turned away from him, and said: "He is well-instructed, (but) possessed."
15If We remove the torment a little, you revert back (to misdeeds).
16The day that We shall seize them with a grievous hold, We will indeed castigate them.
17We had tried the people of Pharaoh before them. A respected prophet had come to them (saying):
18"Deliver the creatures of God to me. I am the trusted messenger sent to you.
19Do not think yourselves to be above God: I have come to you with clear authority.
20I have taken refuge in my Lord and your Lord against your stoning me to death.
21If you do not believe in me, leave me alone."
22Then he called to his Lord: "These are a sinful people."
23"Journey by night with My devotees," (it was said); "you will certainly be pursued.
24(Cross and) leave the sea undisturbed. The (pursuing) hosts will surely be drowned,"
25How many gardens and fountains did they leave behind,
26And fields and stately mansions,
27And the comfort they enjoyed.
28Thus it was; and We passed them on to another people.
29Neither did the heavens weep for them, nor the earth, nor were they granted respite.
30So We saved the children of Israel from degrading suffering
31They (had experienced) under the Pharaoh. He was certainly a tyrant, guilty of excess.
32And We exalted them over the other people knowingly,
33And sent them tokens to bring out the best in them.
34Even then they say:
35"There is no dying for us but once; and we shall not be raised again.
36So bring our ancestors back, if you are truthful."
37Are they better than the people of Tubba, and those who had lived before them, whom We destroyed as they were sinners?
38We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, out of play.
39We created them with definite purpose; but most of them do not understand.
40The Day of Judgement is your promised day of meeting,
41The day when friend will help no friend in the least, nor will they be helped,
42Apart from those to whom God is kind. He is all-mighty and all-merciful.
43The tree of Zaqqum will indeed be
44The food of sinners.
45It is like pitch. It will fume in the belly
46As does boiling water.
47"Seize him and drag him into the depths of Hell," (it will be said),
48"Then pour over his head the torment of scalding water."
49"Taste it," (they will be told). "You were indeed the mighty and noble!
50This is certainly what you had denied."
51Surely those who fear and follow the straight path will be in a place of peace and security
52In the midst of gardens and of springs,
53Dressed in brocade and shot silk, facing one another.
54Just like that. We shall pair them with companions with large black eyes.
55They will call for every kind of fruit with satisfaction.
56There they will not know any death apart from the first death they had died, and will be kept safe from the torment of Hell
57By the beneficence of your Lord. This will be the great success.
58Therefore We have made this (Qur'an) easy in your tongue. They may haply take a warning.
59So you wait. They are also waiting.