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English translation of
Holy Quran
English translation by Yusuf Ali
taken from http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/
Arabic text taken from
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/7702/menu.html

070 : The Ascending Stairways

70:1
A questioner asked about a Penalty to befall-

70:2
The Unbelievers, the which there is none to ward off,-

70:3
(A Penalty) from Allah, Lord of the Ways of Ascent.

70:4
The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years:

70:5
Therefore do thou hold Patience,- a Patience of beautiful (contentment).

70:6
They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event):

70:7
But We see it (quite) near.

70:8
The Day that the sky will be like molten brass,

70:9
And the mountains will be like wool,

70:10
And no friend will ask after a friend,

70:11
Though they will be put in 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,

70:12
His wife and his brother,

70:13
His kindred who sheltered him,

70:14
And all, all that is on earth,- so it could deliver him:

70:15
By no means! for it would be the Fire of Hell!-

70:16
Plucking out (his being) right to the skull!-

70:17
Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right).

70:18
And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)!

70:19
Truly man was created very impatient;-

70:20
Fretful when evil touches him;

70:21
And niggardly when good reaches him;-

70:22
Not so those devoted to Prayer;-

70:23
Those who remain steadfast to their prayer;

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And those in whose wealth is a recognised right.

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For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);

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And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;

70:27
And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord,-

70:28
For their Lord's displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity;-

70:29
And those who guard their chastity,

70:30
Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed,

70:31
But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;-

70:32
And those who respect their trusts and covenants;

70:33
And those who stand firm in their testimonies;

70:34
And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship;-

70:35
Such will be the honoured ones in the Gardens (of Bliss).

70:36
Now what is the matter with the Unbelievers that they rush madly before thee-

70:37
From the right and from the left, in crowds?

70:38
Does every man of them long to enter the Garden of Bliss?

70:39
By no means! For We have created them out of the (base matter) they know!

70:40
Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly-

70:41
Substitute for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan).

70:42
So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!-

70:43
The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchres in sudden haste as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them),-

70:44
Their eyes lowered in dejection,- ignominy covering them (all over)! such is the Day the which they are promised!

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