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More Books by The Qur'an (Pickthall tr)

Sura 1 - The Opening
Sura 2 - The Cow
Sura 3 - The Family Of Imran
Sura 4 - Women
Sura 5 - The Food
Sura 6 - The Cattle
Sura 7 - The Elevated Places
Sura 8 - The Spoils Of War
Sura 9 - Repentance
Sura 10 - Jonah
Sura 11 - Hud
Sura 12 - Joseph
Sura 13 - The Thunder
Sura 14 - Abraham
Sura 15 - The Rock
Sura 16 - The Bee
Sura 17 - The Israelites
Sura 18 - The Cave
Sura 19 - Mary
Sura 20 - Ta Ha
Sura 21 - The Prophets
Sura 22 - The Pilgrimage
Sura 23 - The Believers
Sura 24 - The Light
Sura 25 - The Criterion
Sura 26 - The Poets
Sura 27 - The Ant
Sura 28 - The Narrative
Sura 29 - The Spider
Sura 30 - The Romans
Sura 31 - Lukman
Sura 32 - The Adoration
Sura 33 - The Allies
Sura 34 - Sheba
Sura 35 - The Creator
Sura 36 - Ya Sin
Sura 37 - The Rangers
Sura 38 - Sad
Sura 39 - The Companies
Sura 40 - The Forgiving One
Sura 41 - Revelations Well Expounded
Sura 42 - The Counsel
Sura 43 - The Embellishment
Sura 44 - The Evident Smoke
Sura 45 - The Kneeling
Sura 46 - The Sandhills
Sura 47 - Muhammad
Sura 48 - The Victory
Sura 49 - The Chambers
Sura 50 - Qaf
Sura 51 - The Scatterers
Sura 52 - The Mountain
Sura 53 - The Star
Sura 54 - The Moon
Sura 55 - The Merciful
Sura 56 - That Which is Coming
Sura 57 - The Iron
Sura 58 - She Who Pleaded
Sura 59 - The Exile
Sura 60 - She Who is Tested
Sura 61 - The Ranks
Sura 62 - The Day of Congregation
Sura 63 - The Hypocrites
Sura 64 - The Cheating
Sura 65 - The Divorce
Sura 66 - The Prohibition
Sura 67 - The Kingdom
Sura 68 - The Pen
Sura 69 - The Inevitable
Sura 70 - The Ladders
Sura 71 - Noah
Sura 72 - The Jinn
Sura 73 - The Mantled One
Sura 74 - The Clothed One
Sura 75 - The Resurrection
Sura 76 - The Man
Sura 77 - The Emissaries
Sura 78 - The Tidings
Sura 79 - Those Who Pull Out
Sura 80 - He Frowned
Sura 81 - The Cessation
Sura 82 - The Cleaving Asunder
Sura 83 - The Defrauders
Sura 84 - The Rending
Sura 85 - The Constellations
Sura 86 - The Night-Comer
Sura 87 - The Most High
Sura 88 - The Overwhelming Calamity
Sura 89 - The Dawn
Sura 90 - The City
Sura 91 - The Sun
Sura 92 - The Night
Sura 93 - The Early Hours
Sura 94 - The Expansion
Sura 95 - The Fig
Sura 96 - The Clot
Sura 97 - The Majesty
Sura 98 - The Proof
Sura 99 - The Shaking
Sura 100 - The Assaulters
Sura 101 - The Terrible Calamity
Sura 102 - Worldly Gain
Sura 103 - Time
Sura 104 - The Slanderer
Sura 105 - The Elephant
Sura 106 - The Quraish
Sura 107 - The Daily Necessaries
Sura 108 - Abundance
Sura 109 - The Unbelievers
Sura 110 - The Help
Sura 111 - The Flame
Sura 112 - The Unity
Sura 113 - The Daybreak
Sura 114 - The Men
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The Qur'an (Pickthall tr) : Sura 70 - The Ladders
70. al-Ma`arij: The Ladders

1 A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall

2 Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,
3 From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways

4 (Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years.

5 But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see.

6 Lo! they behold it afar off
7 While we behold it nigh:

8 The day when the sky will become as molten copper,

9 And the hills become as flakes of wool,

10 And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend

11 Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will long to be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children

12 And his spouse and his brother
13 And his kin that harboured him

14 And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.

15 But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell
16 Eager to roast;

17 It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),

18 And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.
19 Lo! man was created anxious,
20 Fretful when evil befalleth him
21 And, when good befalleth him, grudging;
22 Save worshippers.
23 Who are constant at their worship

24 And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged

25 For the beggar and the destitute;
26 And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,

27 And those who are fearful of their Lord's doom -

28 Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure -

29 And those who preserve their chastity

30 Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;

31 But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;

32 And those who keep their pledges and their covenant,

33 And those who stand by their testimony
34 And those who are attentive at their worship.
35 These will dwell in Gardens, honoured.

36 What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward thee (O Muhammad), open-eyed,

37 On the right and on the left, in groups ?

38 Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight ?

39 Nay, verily. Lo! We created them from what they know.

40 But nay! I swear by the Lord of the rising-places and the setting-places of the planets that We verily are Able

41 To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun.

42 So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised,

43 The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,

44 With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they are promised.


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