(Revealed at Mecca - contains 59 verses - 3 sections)

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Section 1

[Dukhan 44:1] Ha-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language - Allah, and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)

[Dukhan 44:2] By oath of this clear Book.

[Dukhan 44:3] We have indeed sent it down in a blessed night - indeed it is We Who warn.

[Dukhan 44:4] During it are distributed all the works of wisdom.

[Dukhan 44:5] By a command from Us - indeed it is We Who send.

[Dukhan 44:6] A mercy from your Lord; indeed He only is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.

[Dukhan 44:7] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; if you people believe.

[Dukhan 44:8] There is no worship except for Him - He gives life and causes death; your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers.

[Dukhan 44:9] Rather they are in doubt, playing.

[Dukhan 44:10] So you await the day when the sky will bring forth a visible smoke. -

[Dukhan 44:11] Which will envelop the people; this is a painful punishment.

[Dukhan 44:12] Thereupon they will say, “O our Lord! Remove the punishment from us - we now accept faith.”

[Dukhan 44:13] How is it possible for them to accept guidance, whereas a Noble Messenger who speaks clearly has already come to them?

[Dukhan 44:14] Whereas they had then turned away from him and said, “He is a madman, tutored!”?

[Dukhan 44:15] We now remove the punishment for some days - so you will again commit the same.

[Dukhan 44:16] The day when We will seize with the greatest seizure - We will indeed take revenge.

[Dukhan 44:17] And before them We indeed tried the people of Firaun, and an Honourable Noble Messenger came to them.

[Dukhan 44:18] Who said, “Give the bondmen of Allah into my custody; I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger for you.”

[Dukhan 44:19] And saying, “And do not rebel against Allah; I have brought a clear proof to you.”

[Dukhan 44:20] “And I take the refuge of my Lord and yours, against your stoning me.”

[Dukhan 44:21] “And if you do not believe in me, then have no relation with me.”

[Dukhan 44:22] He therefore prayed to his Lord, “These are a guilty nation!”

[Dukhan 44:23] We commanded him, “Journey with My bondmen in a part of the night - you will be pursued.”

[Dukhan 44:24] “And leave the sea as it is, parted in several places; indeed that army will be drowned.”

[Dukhan 44:25] How many gardens and water-springs they left behind!

[Dukhan 44:26] And fields and grand palaces!

[Dukhan 44:27] And favours amongst which they were rejoicing!

[Dukhan 44:28] That is what We did; and We made another nation their heirs.

[Dukhan 44:29] So the heavens and the earth did not weep for them, and they were not given respite.

Section 2

[Dukhan 44:30] And indeed We rescued the Descendants of Israel from a disgraceful torture.

[Dukhan 44:31] From Firaun; he was indeed proud, among the transgressors.

[Dukhan 44:32] And We knowingly chose them, among all others of their time.

[Dukhan 44:33] And We gave them signs in which lay clear favours.

[Dukhan 44:34] Indeed these disbelievers proclaim; -

[Dukhan 44:35] “There is nothing except our dying just once, and we will not be raised.”

[Dukhan 44:36] “Therefore bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful!”

[Dukhan 44:37] Are they better, or the people of Tubba? And those who were before them? We destroyed them; they were indeed criminals.

[Dukhan 44:38] And We did not create the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, just for play.

[Dukhan 44:39] We did not create them except with the truth, but most of them do not know.

[Dukhan 44:40] Indeed the Day of Decision is the appointment for all of them.

[Dukhan 44:41] The day on which, no friends will benefit each other at all, nor will they be helped. (Except those who are pious - see verse 43:67)

[Dukhan 44:42] Except those upon whom Allah has mercy; indeed He only is the Most Honourable, the Most Merciful.

[Dukhan 44:43] Indeed the tree of Zaqqum, -

Section 3

[Dukhan 44:44] Is the food of the sinners.

[Dukhan 44:45] Like molten copper; it churns in their bellies.

[Dukhan 44:46] Like the churning of boiling water.

[Dukhan 44:47] “Seize him, and forcibly drag him right to the blazing fire.”

[Dukhan 44:48] “Then pour on his head the punishment of boiling water.”

[Dukhan 44:49] Saying “Taste it! Indeed you only are the most honourable, the dignified!”

[Dukhan 44:50] “Indeed this is what you used to doubt about.”

[Dukhan 44:51] Indeed the pious are in a place of peace.

[Dukhan 44:52] In Gardens and water-springs.

[Dukhan 44:53] They will be dressed in fine silk and embroidery, facing one another (on thrones).

[Dukhan 44:54] So it is; and We have wedded them to maidens with gorgeous eyes.

[Dukhan 44:55] In it they will ask for all kinds of fruit, with safety.

[Dukhan 44:56] They will not taste death again in it, except their former death; and Allah has saved them from the punishment of fire.

[Dukhan 44:57] By the munificence of your Lord; this is the great success.

[Dukhan 44:58] And We have made this Qur’an easy in your language, for them to understand.

[Dukhan 44:59] Therefore wait (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) - they too are waiting.


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