044.001 Ha. Mim.
044.002 By the Scripture that maketh plain
044.003 Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning -
044.004 Whereon every wise command is made clear
044.005 As a command from Our presence - Lo! We are ever sending -
044.006 A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,
044.007 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye would
044.008 There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your Lord and
Lord of your forefathers.
044.009 Nay, but they play in doubt.
044.010 But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce
044.011 That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.
044.012 (Then they will say): Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! we are
044.013 How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making plain
(the Truth) had already come unto them,
044.014 And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a
044.015 Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! ye return (to disbelief).
044.016 On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, (then) in truth
We shall punish.
044.017 And verily We tried before them Pharaoh's folk, when there came unto them
a noble messenger,
044.018 Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo! I am a faithful messenger
044.019 And saying: Be not proud against Allah. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant.
044.020 And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me to
044.021 And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.
044.022 And he cried unto his Lord, (saying): These are guilty folk.
044.023 Then (his Lord commanded): Take away My slaves by night. Lo! ye will be
044.024 And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned host.
044.025 How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left behind,
044.026 And the cornlands and the goodly sites
044.027 And pleasant things wherein they took delight!
044.028 Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;
044.029 And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.
044.030 And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;
044.031 (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.
044.032 And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.
044.033 And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.
044.034 Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:
044.035 There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.
044.036 Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!
044.037 Are they better, or the folk of Tubb'a and those before them ? We destroyed
them, for surely they were guilty.
044.038 And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them,
044.039 We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.
044.040 Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,
044.041 A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped,
044.042 Save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
044.043 Lo! the tree of Zaqqum,
044.044 The food of the sinner!
044.045 Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies
044.046 As the seething of boiling water.
044.047 (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of hell,
044.048 Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.
044.049 (Saying): Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty, the noble!
044.050 Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.
044.051 Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.
044.052 Amid gardens and watersprings,
044.053 Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.
044.054 Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide, lovely
044.055 They call therein for every fruit in safety.
044.056 They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath saved them
from the doom of hell,
044.057 A bounty from thy Lord. That is the supreme triumph.
044.058 And We have made (this Scripture) easy in thy language only that they may
044.059 Wait then (O Muhammad). Lo! they (too) are waiting.