The Smoke

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

[44.1] Ha Mim!
[44.2] I swear by the Book that makes manifest (the truth).
[44.3] Surely We revealed it on a blessed night surely We are ever warning--
[44.4] Therein every wise affair is made distinct,
[44.5] A command from Us; surely We are the senders (of apostles),
[44.6] A mercy from your Lord, surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing,
[44.7] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you would be sure.
[44.8] There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore.
[44.9] Nay, they are in doubt, they sport.
[44.10] Therefore keep waiting for the day when the heaven shall bring an evident smoke,
[44.11] That shall overtake men; this is a painful punishment.
[44.12] Our Lord! remove from us the punishment; surely we are believers.
[44.13] How shall they be reminded, and there came to them an Apostle making clear (the truth),
[44.14] Yet they turned their backs on him and said: One taught (by others), a madman.
[44.15] Surely We will remove the punishment a little, (but) you will surely return (to evil).
[44.16] On the day when We will seize (them) with the most violent seizing; surely We will inflict retribution.
[44.17] And certainly We tried before them the people of Firon, and there came to them a noble apostle,
[44.18] Saying: Deliver to me the servants of Allah, surely I am a faithful apostle to you,
[44.19] And that do not exalt yourselves against Allah, surely I will bring to you a clear authority:
[44.20] And surely I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord that you should stone me to death:
[44.21] And if you do not believe in me, then leave me alone.
[44.22] Then he called upon his Lord: These are a guilty people.
[44.23] So go forth with My servants by night; surely you will be pursued:
[44.24] And leave the sea intervening; surely they are a host that shall be drowned.
[44.25] How many of the gardens and fountains have they left!
[44.26] And cornfields and noble places!
[44.27] And goodly things wherein they rejoiced;
[44.28] Thus (it was), and We gave them as a heritage to another people.
[44.29] So the heaven and the earth did not weep for them, nor were they respited.
[44.30] And certainly We delivered the children of Israel from the abasing chastisement,
[44.31] From Firon; surely he was haughty, (and) one of the extravagant.
[44.32] And certainly We chose them, having knowledge, above the nations.
[44.33] And We gave them of the communications wherein was clear blessing.
[44.34] Most surely these do say:
[44.35] There is naught but our first death and we shall not be raised again.
[44.36] So bring our fathers (back), if you are truthful.
[44.37] Are they better or the people of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
[44.38] And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them in sport.
[44.39] We did not create them both but with the truth, but most of them do not know.
[44.40] Surely the day of separation is their appointed term, of all of them
[44.41] The day on which a friend shall not avail (his) friend aught, nor shall they be helped,
[44.42] Save those on whom Allah shall have mercy; surely He is the Mighty the Merciful.
[44.43] Surely the tree of the Zaqqum,
[44.44] Is the food of the sinful
[44.45] Like dregs of oil; it shall boil in (their) bellies,
[44.46] Like the boiling of hot water.
[44.47] Seize him, then drag him down into the middle of the hell;
[44.48] Then pour above his head of the torment of the boiling water:
[44.49] Taste; you forsooth are the mighty, the honorable:
[44.50] Surely this is what you disputed about.
[44.51] Surely those who guard (against evil) are in a secure place,
[44.52] In gardens and springs;
[44.53] They shall wear of fine and thick silk, (sitting) face to face;
[44.54] Thus (shall it be), and We will wed them with Houris pure, beautiful ones.
[44.55] They shall call therein for every fruit in security;
[44.56] They shall not taste therein death except the first death, and He will save them from the punishment of the hell,
[44.57] A grace from your Lord; this is the great achievement.
[44.58] So have We made it easy in your tongue that they may be mindful.
[44.59] Therefore wait; surely they are waiting.