Announcing: BahaiPrayers.net


More Books by The Qur'an (Yusuf Ali tr)

Surah 1
Surah 2
Surah 3
Surah 4
Surah 5
Surah 6
Surah 7
Surah 8
Surah 9
Surah 10
Surah 11
Surah 12
Surah 13
Surah 14
Surah 15
Surah 16
Surah 17
Surah 18
Surah 19
Surah 20
Surah 21
Surah 22
Surah 23
Surah 24
Surah 25
Surah 26
Surah 27
Surah 28
Surah 29
Surah 30
Surah 31
Surah 32
Surah 33
Surah 34
Surah 35
Surah 36
Surah 37
Surah 38
Surah 39
Surah 40
Surah 41
Surah 42
Surah 43
Surah 44
Surah 45
Surah 46
Surah 47
Surah 48
Surah 49
Surah 50
Surah 51
Surah 52
Surah 53
Surah 54
Surah 55
Surah 56
Surah 57
Surah 58
Surah 59
Surah 60
Surah 61
Surah 62
Surah 63
Surah 64
Surah 65
Surah 66
Surah 67
Surah 68
Surah 69
Surah 70
Surah 71
Surah 72
Surah 73
Surah 74
Surah 75
Surah 76
Surah 77
Surah 78
Surah 79
Surah 80
Surah 81
Surah 82
Surah 83
Surah 84
Surah 85
Surah 86
Surah 87
Surah 88
Surah 89
Surah 90
Surah 91
Surah 92
Surah 93
Surah 94
Surah 95
Surah 96
Surah 97
Surah 98
Surah 99
Surah 100
Surah 101
Surah 102
Surah 103
Surah 104
Surah 105
Surah 106
Surah 107
Surah 108
Surah 109
Surah 110
Surah 111
Surah 112
Surah 113
Surah 114
Free Interfaith Software

Web - Windows - iPhone








The Qur'an (Yusuf Ali tr) : Surah 70
Surah 70
Al Ma'arij (The Ways of Ascent)

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1. A questioner asked about a Penalty to befall--

2. The Unbelievers the which there is none to ward off--

3. (A Penalty) from Allah, Lord of the Ways of Ascent.

4. The angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years:

5. Therefore do thou hold Patience--a Patience of beautiful (contentment).

6. They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event):

7. But We see it (quite) near.

8. The Day that the sky will be like molten brass,

9. And the mountains will be like wool,
10. And no friend will ask after a friend,

11. Though they will be put in sight of each other--the sinner's desire will be: would that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children,

12. His wife and his brother,
13. His kindred who sheltered him.

14. And all, all that is on earth--so it could deliver him:

15. By no means! For it would be the Fire of Hell!--

16. Plucking out (his being) right to the skull!--

17. Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right),

18. And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)!
19. Truly man was created very impatient--
20. Fretful when evil touches him;
21. And niggardly when good reaches him--
22. Not so those devoted to Prayer--
23. Those who remain steadfast to their prayer;

24. And those in whose wealth is a recognized right

25. For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);

26. And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;

27. And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord--

28. For their Lord's displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity--

29. And those who guard their chastity,

30. Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess--for (then) they are not to be blamed,

31. But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors--

32. And those who respect their trusts and covenants;

33. And those who stand firm in their testimonies;

34. And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship--

35. Such will be the honored ones in the Gardens of (Bliss).

36. Now what is the matter with the Unbelievers that they rush madly before thee--

37. From the right and from the left, in crowds?

38. Does every man of them long to enter the Garden of Bliss?

39. By no means! For We have created them out of the (base matter) they know!

40. Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly--

41. Substitute for them better (men) than they; and We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan).

42. So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!--

43. The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchers in sudden hast as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them)--

44. Their eyes lowered in dejection--ignominy covering them (all over)! Such is the Day the which they are promised!


Table of Contents: Albanian :Arabic :Belarusian :Bulgarian :Chinese_Simplified :Chinese_Traditional :Danish :Dutch :English :French :German :Hungarian :Italian :Japanese :Korean :Latvian :Norwegian :Persian :Polish :Portuguese :Romanian :Russian :Spanish :Swedish :Turkish :Ukrainian :