Asalam o Alykum, welcome to 178th part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read Surah Al-Ma’arij. Surah Al-Ma’arij is the 70th Surah of the Holy Quran and is comprised of 44 verses. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1- A questioner asked about a Penalty to befall-
2- The Unbelievers, the which there is none to ward off,-
3- (A Penalty) from Allah, Lord of the Ways of Ascent.
4- The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years:
5- Therefore do thou hold Patience,- a Patience of beautiful (contentment).
6- They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event):
7- But We see it (quite) near.
8- The Day that the sky will be like molten brass,
9- An the mountains will be like wool,
10- And no friend will ask after a friend,
11- Though they will be put in a sight of each other,-the sinner’s desire will be: Would that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children,
12- His wife and his brother,
13- His kindred who sheltered him,
14- And all, all that is on earth,- so it could deliver him:
15- By no means! for it would be the Fire of Hell!’
16- Plucking out (his being) right to the skull!’
17- Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right).
18- And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)!
19- Truly man was created very impatient;-
20- Fretful when evil touches him;
21- And niggardly when good reaches him;-
22- Not so those devoted to Prayer;-
23- Those who remain steadfast to their prayer;
24- And those in whose wealth is a recognised right.
25- For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);
26- And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;
27- And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord;-
28- For their Lord’s displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquility;-
29- And those who guard their chastity,
30- Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hand possess, -for (then) they are not to be blamed,
31- But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;-
32- And those who respect their trusts and covenants;
33- And those who stand firm in their testimonies;
34- And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship;-
35- Such will be the honored ones in the Gardens (of Bliss).
36- Now what is the matter with the Unbelievers that they rush madly before thee-
37- From the right and from the left, in crowds?
38- Does every man of them long to enter the Garden of Bliss?
39- By no means! For We have created them out of the (base matter) they know!
40- Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly-
41- Substitute for them better (men) than they; and We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan).
42- So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promiesd!-
43- The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchres in sudden haste as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them),-
44- Their eyes lowered in dejection, -ignominy covering them (all over)! such is the Day that which they are promised!
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