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The Holy Koran

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Koran Table of Contents

Book 70


The Ways of Ascent

In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent,
the Merciful.

[70.1]

One demanding, demanded the chastisement which must befall

[70.2]
The unbelievers-- there is none to avert it--

[70.3]

From Allah,
the Lord of the ways of Ascent.

[70.4]

To Him ascend the angels and the Spirit in a day the measure of which is fifty thousand years.

[70.5]

Therefore endure with a goodly patience.

[70.6]

Surely they think it to be far off,

[70.7]

And We see it nigh.

[70.8]
On the day when the heaven shall be as molten copper

[70.9]
And the mountains shall be as tufts of wool

[70.10]
And friend shall not ask of friend

[70.11]

(Though) they shall be made to see each other.
The guilty one would fain redeem himself from the chastisement of that day by (sacrificing) his children,

[70.12]
And his wife and his brother

[70.13]

And the nearest of his kinsfolk who gave him shelter,

[70.14]

And all those that are in the earth,
(wishing) then (that) this might deliver him.

[70.15]

By no means! Surely it is a flaming fire

[70.16]

Dragging by the head,

[70.17]

It shall claim him who turned and fled (from truth),

[70.18]

And amasses (wealth) then shuts it up.

[70.19]
Surely man is created of a hasty temperament

[70.20]
Being greatly grieved when evil afflicts him

[70.21]
And niggardly when good befalls him

[70.22]

Except those who pray,

[70.23]
Those who are constant at their prayer

[70.24]

And those in whose wealth there is a fixed portion.

[70.25]
For him who begs and for him who is denied (good)

[70.26]
And those who accept the truth of the judgment day

[70.27]
And those who are fearful of the chastisement of their Lord--

[70.28]
Surely the chastisement of their Lord is (a thing) not to be felt secure of--

[70.29]

And those who guard their private parts,

[70.30]

Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess-- for these surely are not to be blamed,

[70.31]

But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that go beyond the limits--

[70.32]
And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant

[70.33]

And those who are upright in their testimonies,

[70.34]

And those who keep a guard on their prayer,

[70.35]

Those shall be in gardens,
honored.

[70.36]

But what is the matter with those who disbelieve that they hasten on around you,

[70.37]

On the right hand and on the left,
in sundry parties?

[70.38]

Does every man of them desire that he should be made to enter the garden of bliss?

[70.39]

By no means!
Surely We have created them of what they know.

[70.40]

But nay! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able

[70.41]

To bring instead (others) better than them,
and We shall not be overcome.

[70.42]

Therefore leave them alone to go on with the false discourses and to sport until they come face to face with that day of theirs with which they are threatened;

[70.43]

The day on which they shall come forth from their graves in haste,
as if they were hastening on to a goal,

[70.44]

Their eyes cast down;
disgrace shall overtake them;
that is the day which they were threatened with.


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