Holy Quran 70


1AN INQUIRER ASKED for the affliction that is to come
2Upon the infidels -- which none would be able to repel --
3From God, the Lord of the steps (of progression),
4To whom the angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years.
5So persevere with becoming patience.
6They surely take it to be far away,
7But We see it very near.
8The day the sky becomes like molten brass,
9The mountains like the tufts of (carded) wool,
10And no friend inquires after friend
11Though within sight of one another. The sinner would like to ransom himself from the torment of that Day by offering his sons,
12His wife and his brother,
13And his family who had stood by him,
14And all those who are on the earth, to save himself.
15But never. It is pure white flame
16That would skin the scalp.
17It will summon whoever turns his back and flees,
18Who amasses and then hoards.
19Surely man is greedy by nature.
20If evil befalls him he is perturbed;
21If good comes to him he holds back his hand,
22Except those who closely follow (the Book of God),
23Who persevere in devotion,
24In whose wealth a due share is included
25For the needy and those dispossessed,
26And those who believe in the Day of Judgement,
27And those who fear the punishment of their Lord, --
28Surely no one can be secure from the punishment of his Lord, --
29And those who guard their sex except from their wives and women slaves of old
30Are free of blame,
31But those who seek more than this will be transgressors;
32And those who fulfil their trusts and covenants,
33Who uphold their testimonies,
34And those who are mindful of their moral obligations.
35They will live in gardens with honour.
36What is the matter with unbelievers that they stare at you with fixed gazes and hasten towards you
37In crowds, right and left?
38Does every one of them wish to enter the garden of tranquility?
39Never so. We have created them from what they know.
40So I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able
41To bring better people than they in their place; and they will not be able to thwart Us.
42So leave them to their vain disputes and amusement till they meet their day (of reckoning) promised them,
43The day when they will come out of their graves in all haste as though rushing to their altars,
44Eyes lowered, shame attending. That is the day they have been promised!