44 Ad-Dukhan | The Smoke

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    The clarifying book

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    We have sent it down in a blessed night. Surely, We were to warn.

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    In it, is a decree for every matter of wisdom.

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    A decree from Us. Surely, We were to send messengers.

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    A mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

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    The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. If you were certain!

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    There is no god except Him. He gives life and causes death; your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.

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    No; they are in doubt, playing.

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    Therefore, watch for the day when the sky will bring a visible smoke/gas.

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    It will envelop the people: "This is a painful retribution!"

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    "Our Lord, remove the retribution from us; we are those who acknowledge."

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    How is it that now they remember, while a clarifying messenger had come to them?

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    But they turned away from him and said, "Clearly educated, but crazy!"

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    We will remove the retribution in a while; you will then revert back.

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    On the day We strike the great strike, We will avenge.

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    We had tested before them the people of Pharaoh, and an honorable messenger came to them.

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    "Restore to me the servants of God. I am a trustworthy messenger to you."

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    "And, do not transgress against God. I come to you with clear authority."

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    "I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, should you stone/reject me."

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    "If you do not wish to acknowledge, then leave me alone."

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    Subsequently, he called on his Lord: "These are a criminal people."

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    You shall travel with My servants during the night; you will be pursued.

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    Cross the sea quickly; their troops will be drowned.

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    How many paradises and springs did they leave behind?

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    Crops and luxurious dwellings?

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    Blessings that they enjoyed?

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    Thus it was; and We caused another people to inherit it.

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    Neither the heaven, nor the earth wept over them, and they were not reprieved.

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    We saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating agony.

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    From Pharaoh; he was a transgressing tyrant.

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    We have chosen them, out of knowledge, over the worlds.

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    We granted them signs, which constituted a great test.

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    These people now are saying:

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    "There is nothing but our first death; and we will never be resurrected!"

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    "So bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful!"

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    Are they better or the people of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, they were criminals.

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    We have not created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, for mere play.

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    We did not create them except with the truth, but most of them do not know.

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    Surely, the day of Separation is the appointment for them all.

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    That is the day when no friend can help his friend in any way; nor will they be helped.

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    Except the one whom God treated with compassion. He is the Noble, the Compassionate.

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    Surely, the tree of Bitterness

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    Will be the food for the sinful.

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    Like hot oil, it will boil in the stomachs.

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    Like the boiling of liquid.

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    "Take him and throw him into the midst of hell."

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    "Then pour upon his head the retribution of boiling liquid."

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    "Taste this; surely you are the noble, the generous!"

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    Surely, this is what you used to doubt!

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    The righteous will be in a place of security.

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    Among paradises and springs.

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    Wearing silk and satin; facing each other.

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    So it is, and We coupled them with wonderful companions.

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    They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.

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    They do not taste death therein except for the first death, and He has spared them the retribution of hell.

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    As a blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

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    We have thus made it easy in your language, perhaps they may take heed.

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    Therefore, keep watch; for they too will keep watch.