AL MUDDASSIR (THE CLOAKED ONE)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 56 verses - 2 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Muddassir 74:1] O the Cloaked One! (Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him)
[Muddassir 74:2] Rise up and warn!
[Muddassir 74:3] And proclaim the Purity of your Lord.
[Muddassir 74:4] And keep your clothes clean.
[Muddassir 74:5] And stay away from idols.
[Muddassir 74:6] And do not favour others in order to receive more.
[Muddassir 74:7] And for the sake of your Lord, patiently endure.
[Muddassir 74:8] So when the Trumpet will be blown.
[Muddassir 74:9] So that is a tough day.
[Muddassir 74:10] Not easy upon the disbelievers.
[Muddassir 74:11] Leave him to Me, the one whom I created single.
[Muddassir 74:12] And gave him vast wealth.
[Muddassir 74:13] And gave him sons present before him.
[Muddassir 74:14] And made several preparations for him.
[Muddassir 74:15] Yet he desires that I should give more.
[Muddassir 74:16] Never! For he is an enemy to Our signs!
[Muddassir 74:17] Soon I shall mount him on Saood, the hill of fire.
[Muddassir 74:18] Indeed he thought, and inwardly decided.
[Muddassir 74:19] So accursed be he, how evilly did he decide!
[Muddassir 74:20] Again accursed be he, how evilly did he decide!
[Muddassir 74:21] He then dared to lift his gaze.
[Muddassir 74:22] Then frowned and grimaced.
[Muddassir 74:23] Then he turned away, and was haughty.
[Muddassir 74:24] And said, “This is nothing but magic learnt from earlier men.”
[Muddassir 74:25] “This is nothing but the speech of a man.”
[Muddassir 74:26] I will soon fling him into hell.
[Muddassir 74:27] And what have you understood, what hell is!
[Muddassir 74:28] It neither leaves, nor spares.
[Muddassir 74:29] It strips away the hide of man.
[Muddassir 74:30] Above it are nineteen guards.
[Muddassir 74:31] We have not appointed the guards of hell, except angels; and did not keep this number except to test the disbelievers – in order that the People given the Book(s) may be convinced, and to increase the faith of the believers – and so that the People given the Book(s) and the Muslims may not have any doubt - and so that those in whose hearts is a disease and the disbelievers, may say, “What does Allah mean by this amazing example?” This is how Allah sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills; and no one knows the armies of Allah except Him; and this is not but an advice to man.
[Muddassir 74:32] Yes, never!* By oath of the moon. (Hell will never spare the disbelievers).
[Muddassir 74:33] And by oath of the night when it turns back.
[Muddassir 74:34] And by oath of the morning, when it spreads light.
[Muddassir 74:35] Indeed hell is one of the greatest entities.
[Muddassir 74:36] Warn the men.
[Muddassir 74:37] For the one among you who wishes to come forward or stay back.
[Muddassir 74:38] Every soul is mortgaged for its own deeds.
[Muddassir 74:39] Except those on the right side.
[Muddassir 74:40] In Gardens, they seek answers,
[Muddassir 74:41] - From the guilty.
[Muddassir 74:42] “What took you into the hell?”
[Muddassir 74:43] They said, “We never used to offer the prayer.”
[Muddassir 74:44] “Nor used to feed the needy.”
[Muddassir 74:45] “And used to dwell on evil matters with those who think evilly.”
[Muddassir 74:46] “And used to deny the Day of Justice.”
[Muddassir 74:47] “Till death overcame us.”
[Muddassir 74:48] So the intercession of the intercessors will not benefit them. (The disbelievers will not have any intercessor.)
[Muddassir 74:49] So what is the matter with them that they turn away from the advice?
[Muddassir 74:50] As if they were startled donkeys -
[Muddassir 74:51] Fleeing away from a lion.
[Muddassir 74:52] Rather each one of them desires that he should be given open Books.
[Muddassir 74:53] Never! In fact they do not fear the Hereafter.
[Muddassir 74:54] Yes indeed, this is an advice.
[Muddassir 74:55] So whoever wills may heed advice from it.
[Muddassir 74:56] And what advice will they heed, except if Allah wills? Only He deserves to be feared, and His only is the greatness of forgiving.
END OF SURAH