In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
A beseecher besought the visitation of chastisement, سَأَلَ سَآئِلٌۢ بِعَذَابٍ وَاقِعٍ۝۱
(a chastisement meant) for the unbelievers, one which none can avert; لِّلْكَٰفِرِينَ لَيْسَ لَهُۥ دَافِعٌ ۝۲
a chastisement from Allah, the Lord of the ascending steps, مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ذِى ٱلْمَعَارِجِ ۝۳
by which the angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in one Day the duration of which is fifty thousand years. تَعْرُجُ ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِى يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُۥ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ ۝۴
So, (O Prophet), persevere with gracious perseverance. فَٱصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا ۝۵
Verily they think that the chastisement is far off, إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُۥ بَعِيدًا ۝۶
while We think that it is near at hand. وَنَرَىٰهُ قَرِيبًا ۝۷
It shall befall on a Day whereon the sky will become like molten brass, يَوْمَ تَكُونُ ٱلسَّمَآءُ كَٱلْمُهْلِ ۝۸
and the mountains will become like dyed tufts of wool, وَتَكُونُ ٱلْجِبَالُ كَٱلْعِهْنِ ۝۹
and no bosom friend will enquire about any of his bosom friends وَلَا يَسْـَٔلُ حَمِيمٌ حَمِيمًا ۝۱۰
although they shall be within sight of one another. The guilty one would fain ransom himself from the torment of that Day by offering his children, يُبَصَّرُونَهُمْ ۚ يَوَدُّ ٱلْمُجْرِمُ لَوْ يَفْتَدِى مِنْ عَذَابِ يَوْمِئِذٍۭ بِبَنِيهِ ۝۱۱
and his spouse and his brother, وَصَٰحِبَتِهِۦ وَأَخِيهِ ۝۱۲
and his kinsfolk who had stood by him, وَفَصِيلَتِهِ ٱلَّتِى تُـْٔوِيهِ ۝۱۳
and all persons of the earth, if only he could thus save himself. وَمَن فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ يُنجِيهِ ۝۱۴
By no means! It will be the fierce flame كَلَّآ ۖ إِنَّهَا لَظَىٰ ۝۱۵
that will strip off the scalp. نَزَّاعَةً لِّلشَّوَىٰ ۝۱۶
It shall insistently summon him who turned his back and retreated, تَدْعُوا۟ مَنْ أَدْبَرَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ ۝۱۷
and amassed wealth and covetously hoarded it. وَجَمَعَ فَأَوْعَىٰٓ ۝۱۸
Verily man is impatient by nature: إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ خُلِقَ هَلُوعًا ۝۱۹
bewailing when evil befalls him, إِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلشَّرُّ جَزُوعًا ۝۲۰
and tight-fisted when good fortune visits him, وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلْخَيْرُ مَنُوعًا ۝۲۱
except those that pray, إِلَّا ٱلْمُصَلِّينَ ۝۲۲
and are constant in their Prayer; ٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ دَآئِمُونَ ۝۲۳
and those in whose wealth there is a known right وَٱلَّذِينَ فِىٓ أَمْوَٰلِهِمْ حَقٌّ مَّعْلُومٌ ۝۲۴
for those that ask and those that are dispossessed, لِّلسَّآئِلِ وَٱلْمَحْرُومِ ۝۲۵
those who firmly believe in the Day of Recompense, وَٱلَّذِينَ يُصَدِّقُونَ بِيَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ ۝۲۶
and fear the chastisement of their Lord – وَٱلَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ عَذَابِ رَبِّهِم مُّشْفِقُونَ ۝۲۷
surely the chastisement of their Lord is a thing none can feel secure from – إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّهِمْ غَيْرُ مَأْمُونٍ ۝۲۸
and those who guard their private parts, وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَٰفِظُونَ ۝۲۹
except in regard to their spouses and those whom their right hands possess, for in regard to them they are not reproachable, إِلَّا عَلَىٰٓ أَزْوَٰجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ ۝۳۰
but any who seeks to go beyond that, it is indeed they who are the transgressors, فَمَنِ ٱبْتَغَىٰ وَرَآءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْعَادُونَ ۝۳۱
and those who fulfil their trusts and their covenants, وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَٰنَٰتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَٰعُونَ ۝۳۲
and those who are upright in their testimonies; وَٱلَّذِينَ هُم بِشَهَٰدَٰتِهِمْ قَآئِمُونَ ۝۳۳
and who take due care of their Prayer: وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ ۝۳۴
all these shall live honourably in the Gardens. أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ فِى جَنَّٰتٍ مُّكْرَمُونَ ۝۳۵
But what is the matter with the unbelievers who are hurrying towards you فَمَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ قِبَلَكَ مُهْطِعِينَ ۝۳۶
in crowds, both on the right and on the left? عَنِ ٱلْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ ٱلشِّمَالِ عِزِينَ ۝۳۷
Does everyone of them wish to enter the Garden of Bliss? أَيَطْمَعُ كُلُّ ٱمْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُدْخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعِيمٍ ۝۳۸
By no means! They know that which We have created them from. كَلَّآ ۖ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰهُم مِّمَّا يَعْلَمُونَ ۝۳۹
I swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests that We have the power فَلَآ أُقْسِمُ بِرَبِّ ٱلْمَشَٰرِقِ وَٱلْمَغَٰرِبِ إِنَّا لَقَٰدِرُونَ ۝۴۰
to replace them by others who would be better than they; and We shall certainly not be overpowered. عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ ۝۴۱
So leave them to engage in vain talk and to amuse themselves until they come face to face with the Day which they are promised, فَذَرْهُمْ يَخُوضُوا۟ وَيَلْعَبُوا۟ حَتَّىٰ يُلَٰقُوا۟ يَوْمَهُمُ ٱلَّذِى يُوعَدُونَ ۝۴۲
the Day on which they will hastily come forth from their graves, as though they were hurrying on to the altars of their deities. يَوْمَ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ ٱلْأَجْدَاثِ سِرَاعًا كَأَنَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ نُصُبٍ يُوفِضُونَ ۝۴۳
Their eyes will be downcast and disgrace will overwhelm them. Such is the Day that they were promised. خَٰشِعَةً أَبْصَٰرُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمُ ٱلَّذِى كَانُوا۟ يُوعَدُونَ ۝۴۴