< random >
The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)
56 verses, revealed in Mecca after Unknown Person (Al-Muzzammil) before The Key (Al-Faatehah)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O thou wrapped up (in the mantle)! 1 Arise, and warn, 2 Glorify your Lord, 3 and purify your clothing, 4 And all abomination shun! 5 And do not confer favor to acquire more 6 And be patient for the sake of your Lord (i.e. perform your duty to Allah)! 7 For when the Trump is sounded 8 Surely that day will be a day of anguish, 9 not of ease, for all who [now] deny the truth! 10 Leave Me alone with he whom I created 11 To whom I granted resources in abundance, 12 And sons always present by his side, 13 And made things easy for them. 14 And yet he desires that I should add more! 15 By no means! For to Our Signs he has been refractory! 16 I will constrain him to a hard ascent. 17 He reflected and then hatched a scheme. 18 And woe to him! How he plotted!- 19 Let him be destroyed. How he calculated! 20 Then looked he, 21 frowned and scowled, 22 Then turned his back and waxed proud, 23 Then he said: This is naught but enchantment, narrated (from others); 24 "This is nothing but the word of a human being!" 25 I will surely roast him in the Scorching. 26 And what will explain to thee what Hell-Fire is? 27 It leaves naught nor does it spare aught. 28 Blackening the skins. 29 Over it are nineteen [powers]. 30 We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number have We made to be a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Scripture hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and disbelievers, may say: What meaneth Allah by this similitude? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will, and whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals. 31
< random >