English translation of holy Quran by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall

English translation of holy Quran - surah 70. Al-Ma'arji (The Stairways) of 114

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70. al-Ma`arij: The Ladders

  1. A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall
  2. Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,
  3. From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways
  4. (Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years.
  5. But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see.
  6. Lo! they behold it afar off
  7. While we behold it nigh:
  8. The day when the sky will become as molten copper,
  9. And the hills become as flakes of wool,
  10. And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend
  11. Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will long to be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children
  12. And his spouse and his brother
  13. And his kin that harboured him
  14. And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.
  15. But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell
  16. Eager to roast;
  17. It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),
  18. And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.
  19. Lo! man was created anxious,
  20. Fretful when evil befalleth him
  21. And, when good befalleth him, grudging;
  22. Save worshippers.
  23. Who are constant at their worship
  24. And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged
  25. For the beggar and the destitute;
  26. And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,
  27. And those who are fearful of their Lord's doom -
  28. Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure -
  29. And those who preserve their chastity
  30. Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;
  31. But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;
  32. And those who keep their pledges and their covenant,
  33. And those who stand by their testimony
  34. And those who are attentive at their worship.
  35. These will dwell in Gardens, honoured.
  36. What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward thee (O Muhammad), open-eyed,
  37. On the right and on the left, in groups ?
  38. Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight ?
  39. Nay, verily. Lo! We created them from what they know.
  40. But nay! I swear by the Lord of the rising-places and the setting-places of the planets that We verily are Able
  41. To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun.
  42. So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised,
  43. The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,
  44. With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they are promised.
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Introduction: English translation in text format by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall. This translation is in public domain now and has been acquired from www.sacred-texts.com.

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Contents: total 114 surah in 114 pages

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