Al-Maarij ("The Stairways")

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(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.

(70:4) The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day which is equivalent to fifty Thousand years.

(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.