Sura 70: The Heights (Al-Ma’aarej)

Sura 70:  The Heights (Al-Ma’aarej)

Number of verses in sura: 44

Order of revelation: 79


[70:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[70:1]  A questioner may question the inevitable retribution.


[70:2]  For the disbelievers, none can stop it.


[70:3]  From GOD; Possessor of the highest Height.


[70:4]  The angels, with their reports, climb to Him in a day that equals fifty thousand years.


[70:5]  Therefore, you shall resort to a gracious patience.


[70:6]  For they see it far away.


[70:7]  While we see it very close.


[70:8]  The day will come when the sky will be like molten rocks.


[70:9]  The mountains will be like fluffy wool.


[70:10]  No friend will care about his close friend.


[70:11]  When they see them, the guilty will wish he could give his own children as ransom, to spare him the retribution of that day.


[70:12]  Also his spouse, and his brother.


[70:13]  Even his whole tribe that raised him.


[70:14]  Even all the people on earth, if it would save him.


[70:15]  No; it is aflame.


[70:16]  Eager to burn.


[70:17]  It calls on those who turned away.


[70:18]  Those who hoarded and counted.


[70:19]  Indeed, the human being is anxious.


[70:20]  If touched by adversity, despondent.


[70:21]  If blessed by wealth, stingy.


[70:22]  Except for the worshipers.


[70:23]  Who always observe their contact prayers (Salat).


[70:24]  Part of their money is set aside.


[70:25]  For the poor and the needy.


[70:26]  They believe in the Day of Judgment.


[70:27]  They reverence their Lord’s requital.


[70:28]  Their Lord’s requital is not taken for granted.


[70:29]  They keep their chastity.


[70:30]  (They have relations) only with their spouses, or what is legally theirs –


[70:31]  anyone who transgresses these limits is a sinner.


[70:32]  And the believers keep their word; they are trustworthy.


[70:33]  Their testimony is truthful.


[70:34]  They consistently observe their contact prayers (Salat) on time.


[70:35]  They have deserved a position of honor in Paradise.


[70:36]  What is keeping those who disbelieved from joining you?


[70:37]  To the right, and to the left, they flee.


[70:38]  How can any of them expect to enter the blissful Paradise?


[70:39]  Never; we created them, and they know from what.


[70:40]  I solemnly swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests; we are able –


[70:41]  to substitute better people in your place; we can never be defeated.


[70:42]  Therefore, let them blunder and play, until they meet the day that is awaiting them.


[70:43]  That is the day they come out of the graves in a hurry, as if herded to the (sacrificial) altars.


[70:44]  With their eyes subdued, shame will cover them. That is the day that is awaiting them.