In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
70:1 A questioner asks about the chastisement to befall
70:2 The disbelievers — there is none to avert it —
70:3 From Allah, Lord of the ways of Ascent.
70:4 To Him ascend the angels and the Spirit in a day the measure of which is fifty thousand years.
70:5 So be patient with a goodly patience.
70:6 Surely they see it far off,
70:7 And We see it nigh.
70:8 The day when the heaven is as molten brass,
70:9 And the mountains are as wool;
70:10 And no friend will ask of friend,
70:11 (Though) they are made to see them. The guilty one would fain redeem himself from the chastisement of that day by his children,
70:12 And his wife and his brother,
70:13 And his kin that gave him shelter,
70:14 And all that are in the earth — then deliver him —
70:15 By no means! Surely it is a flaming Fire,
70:16 Plucking out the extremities —
70:17 It shall claim him who retreats and turns his back,
70:18 And hoards then withholds.
70:19 Surely man is created impatient —
70:20 Fretful when evil afflicts him,
70:21 And niggardly when good befalls him —
70:22 Except those who pray,
70:23 Who are constant at their prayer,
70:24 And in whose wealth there is a known right
70:25 For the beggar and the destitute,
70:26 And those who accept the truth of the day of Judgment:
70:27 And those who are fearful of the chastisement of their Lord —
70:28 Surely the chastisement of their Lord is (a thing) not to be felt secure from —
70:29 And those who restrain their sexual passions,
70:30 Except in the presence of their mates or those whom their right hands possess — for such surely are not to be blamed,
70:31 But he who seeks to go beyond this, these are the transgressors.
70:32 And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant,
70:33 And those who are upright in their testimonies,
70:34 And those who keep a guard on their prayer.
70:35 These are in Gardens, honoured.
70:36 But what is the matter with those who disbelieve, that they hasten on to thee,
70:37 On the right hand and on the left, in sundry parties?
70:38 Does every man of them desire to be admitted to the Garden of bliss?
70:39 By no means! Surely We have created them for what they know.
70:40 But nay! I swear by the Lord of the Eastern lands and the Western lands! that We are certainly Powerful
70:41 To bring in their place (others) better than them, and We shall not be overcome.
70:42 So leave them alone to plunge in vain talk and to sport, until they come face to face with that day of theirs which they are promised —
70:43 The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as hastening on to a goal,
70:44 Their eyes cast down, disgrace covering them. Such is the day which they are promised.