AL MAA`RIJ (THE PINNACLES)

Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Maa`rij 70:1] A requester seeks the punishment that will take place -

[Maa`rij 70:2] - Upon the disbelievers the punishment that none can avert.

[Maa`rij 70:3] From Allah, the Lord of all pinnacles.

[Maa`rij 70:4] The angels and Jibreel, ascend towards Him the punishment will befall on a day which spans fifty thousand years.

[Maa`rij 70:5] Therefore patiently endure, in the best manner (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him).

[Maa`rij 70:6] They deem it to be remote.

[Maa`rij 70:7] Whereas We see it impending.

[Maa`rij 70:8] The day when the sky will be like molten silver.

[Maa`rij 70:9] And the hills will be light as wool.

[Maa`rij 70:10] And no friend will ask concerning his friend.

[Maa`rij 70:11] They will be seeing them; the guilty will wish if only he could redeem himself from the punishment of that day, by offering his sons.

[Maa`rij 70:12] And his wife and his brother.

[Maa`rij 70:13] And the family in which he was.

[Maa`rij 70:14] And all those who are in the earth - then only if the redemption saves him!

[Maa`rij 70:15] Never! That is indeed a blazing fire.

[Maa`rij 70:16] A fire that melts the hide.

[Maa`rij 70:17] It calls out to him who reverted and turned away.

[Maa`rij 70:18] And accumulated wealth and hoarded it.

[Maa`rij 70:19] Indeed man is created very impatient, greedy.

[Maa`rij 70:20] Very nervous when touched by misfortune.

[Maa`rij 70:21] And refraining, when good reaches him.

[Maa`rij 70:22] Except those who establish prayer.

[Maa`rij 70:23] Those who are regular in their prayers.

[Maa`rij 70:24] And those in whose wealth exists a recognised right,

[Maa`rij 70:25] For those who ask, and for the needy who cannot even ask.

[Maa`rij 70:26] And those who believe the Day of Judgement to be true.

[Maa`rij 70:27] And those who fear the punishment of their Lord.

[Maa`rij 70:28] Indeed the punishment of their Lord is not a thing to be unafraid of!

[Maa`rij 70:29] And those who protect their private organs (from adultery).

[Maa`rij 70:30] Except with their wives and the bondwomen in their possession, for there is no reproach on them.

[Maa`rij 70:31] So those who desire more than this it is they who are the transgressors.

[Maa`rij 70:32] And those who protect the property entrusted to them, and their agreements.

[Maa`rij 70:33] And those who are firm upon their testimonies.

[Maa`rij 70:34] And those who protect their prayers.

[Maa`rij 70:35] It is these who will be honoured in Gardens.

Section 2

[Maa`rij 70:36] So what is the matter with these disbelievers, that they stare at you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him)?

[Maa`rij 70:37] From the right and the left, in groups?

[Maa`rij 70:38] Does every man among them aspire to be admitted into the Garden of serenity?

[Maa`rij 70:39] Never! We have indeed created them from a thing they know.

[Maa`rij 70:40] So I swear by the Lord of every East and every West, that We are indeed Able.

[Maa`rij 70:41] To replace them by those better than them; and none can escape from Us.

[Maa`rij 70:42] Therefore leave them, involved in their indecencies and play, till they confront their day which they are promised.

[Maa`rij 70:43] A day when they will come out of the graves in haste, as if rushing towards their goals.

[Maa`rij 70:44] With lowered eyes, disgrace overcoming them; this is the day, which they had been promised.