In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
44:1 Beneficent God!
44:2 By the Book that makes manifest!
44:3 We revealed it on a blessed night— truly We are ever warning.
44:4 Therein is made clear every affair full of wisdom—
44:5 A command from Us — truly We are ever sending messengers —
44:6 A mercy from thy Lord — truly 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, in doubt they sport.
44:10 So wait for the day when the heaven brings a clear drought,
44:11 Enveloping men. This is a painful chastisement.
44:12 Our Lord, remove from us the chastisement — surely we are believers.
44:13 When will they be reminded? And a Messenger has indeed come, making clear;
44:14 Yet they turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a madman!
44:15 We shall remove the chastisement a little, (but) you will surely return (to evil).
44:16 On the day when We seize (them) with the most violent seizing; surely We shall exact retribution.
44:17 And certainly We tried before them Pharaoh’s people and a noble messenger came to them,
44:18 Saying: Deliver to me the servants of Allah. Surely I am a faithful messenger to you.
44:19 And exalt not yourselves against Allah. Surely I bring to you a clear authority.
44:20 And I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me to death.
44:21 And if you believe not in me, 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 behind calm. Surely they are a host to be drowned.
44:25 How many of the gardens and springs they left behind!
44:26 And cornfields and noble places!
44:27 And goodly things wherein they rejoiced!
44:28 Thus (it was). And We made other people inherit them.
44:29 So the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they respited.
44:30 And We indeed delivered the Children of Israel from the abasing chastisement,
44:31 From Pharaoh. Surely he was haughty, prodigal.
44:32 And certainly We chose them above the nations, having knowledge.
44:33 And We gave them signs wherein was clear blessing.
44:34 These do indeed 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 that which is between them in sport.
44:39 We created them not but with truth, but most of them know not.
44:40 Surely the day of Decision is the term for them all,
44:41 The day when friend will avail friend in naught, nor will they be helped —
44:42 Save those on whom Allah has mercy. Surely He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
44:43 Surely the tree of Zaqqum
44:44 Is the food of the sinful,
44:45 Like molten brass; it seethes in (their) bellies
44:46 Like boiling water.
44:47 Seize him, then drag him into the midst of hell;
44:48 Then pour on his head of the torment of boiling water —
44:49 Taste — thou art forsooth the mighty, the honourable!
44:50 Surely this is what you doubted.
44:51 Those who keep their duty are indeed in a secure place —
44:52 In gardens and springs,
44:53 Wearing fine and thick silk, facing one another —
44:54 Thus (shall it be). And We shall join them to pure, beautiful ones.
44:55 They call therein for every fruit in security —
44:56 They taste not therein death, except the first death; and He will save them from the chastisement of hell —
44:57 A grace from thy Lord. This is the great achievement.
44:58 So We have made it easy in thy tongue that they may mind.
44:59 Wait then; surely they (too) are waiting.