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A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall
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Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,
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From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways
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(Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years.
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But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see.
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Lo! they behold it afar off
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While We behold it nigh:
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The day when the sky will become as molten copper,
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And the hills become as flakes of wool,
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And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend
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Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will long be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children
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And his spouse and his brother
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And his kin that harbored him
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And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.
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But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell
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Eager to roast;
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It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),
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And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.
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Lo! man was created anxious,
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Fretful when evil befalleth him
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And, when good befalleth him, grudging;
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Save worshippers
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Who are constant at their worship
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And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged
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For the beggar and the destitute;
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And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,
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And those who are fearful of their Lord's doom
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Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure
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And those who preserve their chastity
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Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;
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But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;
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And those who keep their pledges and their covenant.
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And those who stand by their testimony
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And those who are attentive at their worship,
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These will dwell in Gardens, honored.
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What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward thee (O Muhammad), open-eyed,
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On the right and on the left, in groups?
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Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight?
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Nay, verily. Lo! We created them from what they know.
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But nay! I swear by the Lord of the rising places and the setting places of the planets that We are Able
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To replace them by (others) better than them. And We are not to be outrun.
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So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised--
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The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,
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With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they are promised.