70 Al-Ma'arij | The Ascending Stairways

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    Someone asked about the inevitable retribution.

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    For the ingrates, there is nothing that will stop it.

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    From God, Possessor of the ascending portals.

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    The controllers and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day which is equivalent to fifty thousand years.

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    So be patient with a good patience.

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    They see it as far away.

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    We see it as near.

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    On the day the sky is like molten copper.

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    The mountains are like wool.

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    No friend will ask about his friend.

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    When they see it, the criminal will wish he can ransom his children against the retribution.

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    As well as his mate and his brother.

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    As well as his whole clan that protected him.

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    All who are on earth, so that he can be saved!

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    No, it is a flame.

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    Eager to roast.

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    It calls on those who turned away.

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    Who hoarded and counted.

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    Indeed, human being is created anxious.

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    When adversity touches him he is miserable.

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    When good touches him he is stingy.

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    Except for those who are supportive.

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    Who are always maintaining their support/contact prayers.

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    Those who set aside part of their wealth.

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    For the seeker and the deprived.

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    Those who acknowledge the day of Judgment.

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    Those who are fearful of their Lord's retribution.

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    The retribution of their Lord is not to be taken for granted.

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    Those who conceal their private parts.

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    Except around their spouses or those committed to by oath, there is no blame.

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    Then, whoever seeks anything beyond this, they are the transgressors.

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    Those who are trustworthy and keep their pledges.

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    Those who uphold their testimonies.

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    Those who are dedicated to their support/contact prayer.

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    They will be honored in paradises.

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    So what is wrong with the ingrates staring at you?

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    From the right and the left, in crowds?

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    Does every one of them hope to enter a paradise of bliss?

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    No, We have created them from what they know.

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    So I swear by the Lord of the east and the west that We are able.

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    To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated.

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    So let them talk in vain and play, until they meet their day which they are promised.

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    When they will come out of the graves in a rush, as if they are racing towards a goal.

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    Their eyes are cast down, with shame covering them. This is the day which they were promised.