Al-Maarij ("The Stairways")
(70:0) In the name of God, the Gracious, the Compassionate.
(70:1) Someone asked about the inevitable retribution.
(70:2) For the ingrates, there is nothing that will stop it.
(70:3) From God, Possessor of the ascending portals.
(70:5) So be patient with a good patience.
(70:6) They see it as far away.
(70:7) We see it as near.
(70:8) On the day the sky is like molten copper.
(70:9) The mountains are like wool.
(70:10) No friend will ask about his friend.
(70:11) When they see it, the criminal will wish he can ransom his children against the retribution.
(70:12) As well as his mate and his brother.
(70:13) As well as his whole clan that protected him.
(70:14) All who are on earth, so that he can be saved!
(70:15) No, it is a flame.
(70:16) Eager to roast.
(70:17) It calls on those who turned away.
(70:18) Who hoarded and counted.
(70:19) Indeed, human being is created anxious.
(70:20) When adversity touches him he is miserable.
(70:21) When good touches him he is stingy.
(70:22) Except for those who are supportive.
(70:23) Who are always maintaining their support/contact prayers.
(70:24) Those who set aside part of their wealth.
(70:25) For the seeker and the deprived.
(70:26) Those who acknowledge the day of Judgment.
(70:27) Those who are fearful of their Lord's retribution.
(70:28) The retribution of their Lord is not to be taken for granted.
(70:29) Those who conceal their private parts.
(70:30) Except around their spouses or those committed to by oath, there is no blame.
(70:31) Then, whoever seeks anything beyond this, they are the transgressors.
(70:32) Those who are trustworthy and keep their pledges.
(70:33) Those who uphold their testimonies.
(70:34) Those who are dedicated to their support/contact prayer.
(70:35) They will be honored in paradises.
(70:36) So what is wrong with the ingrates staring at you?
(70:37) From the right and the left, in crowds?
(70:38) Does every one of them hope to enter a paradise of bliss?
(70:39) No, We have created them from what they know.
(70:40) So I swear by the Lord of the east and the west that We are able.
(70:41) To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated.
(70:42) So let them talk in vain and play, until they meet their day which they are promised.
(70:43) When they will come out of the graves in a rush, as if they are racing towards a goal.
(70:44) Their eyes are cast down, with shame covering them. This is the day which they were promised.