Al-Ma'arij( المعارج)
Original,King Fahad Quran Complex(الأصلي,مجمع الملك فهد القرآن)
A. J. Arberry(A. J. Arberry)
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ سَأَلَ سائِلٌ بِعَذابٍ واقِعٍ(1)
A questioner asked of a chastisement about to fall(1)
لِلكٰفِرينَ لَيسَ لَهُ دافِعٌ(2)
for the unbelievers, which none may avert,(2)
مِنَ اللَّهِ ذِى المَعارِجِ(3)
from God, the Lord of the Stairways.(3)
تَعرُجُ المَلٰئِكَةُ وَالرّوحُ إِلَيهِ فى يَومٍ كانَ مِقدارُهُ خَمسينَ أَلفَ سَنَةٍ(4)
To Him the angels and the Spirit mount up, in a day whereof the measure is fifty thousand years.(4)
فَاصبِر صَبرًا جَميلًا(5)
So be thou patient with a sweet patience;(5)
إِنَّهُم يَرَونَهُ بَعيدًا(6)
behold, they see it as if far off;(6)
وَنَرىٰهُ قَريبًا(7)
but We see it is nigh.(7)
يَومَ تَكونُ السَّماءُ كَالمُهلِ(8)
Upon the day when heaven shall be as molten copper(8)
وَتَكونُ الجِبالُ كَالعِهنِ(9)
and the mountains shall be as plucked wool-tufts,(9)
وَلا يَسـَٔلُ حَميمٌ حَميمًا(10)
no loyal friend shall question loyal friend,(10)
يُبَصَّرونَهُم ۚ يَوَدُّ المُجرِمُ لَو يَفتَدى مِن عَذابِ يَومِئِذٍ بِبَنيهِ(11)
as they are given sight of them. The sinner will wish that he might ransom himself from the chastisement of that day even by his sons,(11)
وَصٰحِبَتِهِ وَأَخيهِ(12)
his companion wife, his brother,(12)
وَفَصيلَتِهِ الَّتى تُـٔويهِ(13)
his kin who sheltered him,(13)
وَمَن فِى الأَرضِ جَميعًا ثُمَّ يُنجيهِ(14)
and whosoever is in the earth, all together, so that then it might deliver him.(14)
كَلّا ۖ إِنَّها لَظىٰ(15)
Nay, verily it is a furnace(15)
نَزّاعَةً لِلشَّوىٰ(16)
snatching away the scalp,(16)
تَدعوا مَن أَدبَرَ وَتَوَلّىٰ(17)
calling him who drew back and turned away,(17)
وَجَمَعَ فَأَوعىٰ(18)
who amassed and hoarded.(18)
۞ إِنَّ الإِنسٰنَ خُلِقَ هَلوعًا(19)
Surely man was created fretful,(19)
إِذا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ جَزوعًا(20)
when evil visits him, impatient,(20)
وَإِذا مَسَّهُ الخَيرُ مَنوعًا(21)
when good visits him, grudging,(21)
إِلَّا المُصَلّينَ(22)
save those that pray(22)
الَّذينَ هُم عَلىٰ صَلاتِهِم دائِمونَ(23)
and continue at their prayers,(23)
وَالَّذينَ فى أَموٰلِهِم حَقٌّ مَعلومٌ(24)
those in whose wealth is a right known(24)
لِلسّائِلِ وَالمَحرومِ(25)
for the beggar and the outcast,(25)
وَالَّذينَ يُصَدِّقونَ بِيَومِ الدّينِ(26)
who confirm the Day of Doom(26)
وَالَّذينَ هُم مِن عَذابِ رَبِّهِم مُشفِقونَ(27)
and go in fear of the chastisement of their Lord(27)
إِنَّ عَذابَ رَبِّهِم غَيرُ مَأمونٍ(28)
(from their Lord's chastisement none feels secure)(28)
وَالَّذينَ هُم لِفُروجِهِم حٰفِظونَ(29)
and guard their private parts(29)
إِلّا عَلىٰ أَزوٰجِهِم أَو ما مَلَكَت أَيمٰنُهُم فَإِنَّهُم غَيرُ مَلومينَ(30)
save from their wives and what their right hands own, then not being blameworthy(30)
فَمَنِ ابتَغىٰ وَراءَ ذٰلِكَ فَأُولٰئِكَ هُمُ العادونَ(31)
(but whoso seeks after more than that, they are the transgressors),(31)
وَالَّذينَ هُم لِأَمٰنٰتِهِم وَعَهدِهِم رٰعونَ(32)
and who preserve their trusts and their covenant,(32)
وَالَّذينَ هُم بِشَهٰدٰتِهِم قائِمونَ(33)
and perform their witnessings,(33)
وَالَّذينَ هُم عَلىٰ صَلاتِهِم يُحافِظونَ(34)
and who observe their prayers.(34)
أُولٰئِكَ فى جَنّٰتٍ مُكرَمونَ(35)
Those shall be in Gardens, high-honoured.(35)
فَمالِ الَّذينَ كَفَروا قِبَلَكَ مُهطِعينَ(36)
What ails the unbelievers, running with outstretched necks(36)
عَنِ اليَمينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمالِ عِزينَ(37)
towards thee on the right hand and on the left hand in knots?(37)
أَيَطمَعُ كُلُّ امرِئٍ مِنهُم أَن يُدخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعيمٍ(38)
What, is every man of them eager to be admitted to a Garden of Bliss?(38)
كَلّا ۖ إِنّا خَلَقنٰهُم مِمّا يَعلَمونَ(39)
Not so; for We have created them of what they know.(39)
فَلا أُقسِمُ بِرَبِّ المَشٰرِقِ وَالمَغٰرِبِ إِنّا لَقٰدِرونَ(40)
No! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and Wests, surely We are able(40)
عَلىٰ أَن نُبَدِّلَ خَيرًا مِنهُم وَما نَحنُ بِمَسبوقينَ(41)
to substitute a better than they; We shall not be outstripped.(41)
فَذَرهُم يَخوضوا وَيَلعَبوا حَتّىٰ يُلٰقوا يَومَهُمُ الَّذى يوعَدونَ(42)
Then leave them alone to plunge and play until they encounter that day of theirs which they are promised,(42)
يَومَ يَخرُجونَ مِنَ الأَجداثِ سِراعًا كَأَنَّهُم إِلىٰ نُصُبٍ يوفِضونَ(43)
the day they shall come forth from the tombs hastily, as if they were hurrying unto a waymark,(43)
خٰشِعَةً أَبصٰرُهُم تَرهَقُهُم ذِلَّةٌ ۚ ذٰلِكَ اليَومُ الَّذى كانوا يوعَدونَ(44)
humbled their eyes, overspreading them abasement. That is the day which they were promised.(44)