074 - Soorah al-Muddaththir - (The One Enveloped) - [Makkee]
[074:018] Verily, he thought and plotted.
[074:019] So let him be cursed, how he plotted!
[074:020] And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted!
[074:021] Then he thought.
[074:022] Then he frowned and he looked in a bad tempered way;
[074:023] Then he turned back, and was proud.
[074:024] Then he said: "This is nothing but magic from that of old,
[074:025] "This is nothing but the word of a human being!"
[074:026] I will cast him into Hell-fire.
[074:027] And what will make you know (exactly) what Hell-fire is?
[074:028] It spares not (any sinner), nor does it leave (anything unburnt)!
[074:029] Burning and blackening the skins!
[074:030] Over it are nineteen (angels as guardians and keepers of Hell).
[074:031] And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire. And We have fixed their number (19) only as a trial for the disbelievers, in order that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may arrive at a certainty [that this Qur'ân is the truth as it agrees with their Books regarding the number (19) which is written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injîl (Gospel)] and that the believers may increase in Faith (as this Qur'ân is the truth), and that no doubt may be left for the people of the Scripture and the believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) and the disbelievers may say: "What Allâh intends by this (curious) example?" Thus Allâh leads astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none can know the hosts of your Lord but He. And this (Hell) is nothing else than a (warning) reminder to mankind.
[074:032] Nay! And by the moon
[074:033] And by the night when it withdraws.
[074:034] And by the dawn when it brightens.
[074:035] Verily, it (Hell, or their denial of Prophet Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam], or the Day of Resurrection) is but one of the greatest (signs).
[074:036] A warning to mankind –
[074:037] To any of you that chooses to go forward (by working righteous deeds), or to remain behind (by committing sins).
[074:038] Every person is a pledge for what he has earned,
[074:039] Except those on the Right (i.e. the pious true believers of Islâmic Monotheism).
[074:040] In Gardens (Paradise) they will ask one another,
[074:041] About Al-Mujriműn (polytheists, criminals, disbelievers) (and they will say to them):
[074:042] "What has caused you to enter Hell?"
[074:043] They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer the Salât (prayers),
[074:044] "Nor we used to feed Al-Miskîn (the needy);
[074:045] "And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allâh hated) with vain talkers.
[074:046] And we used to deny the Day of Recompense,
[074:047] "Until there came to us (the death) that is certain."
(V.74:26) See the footnote of (V.17:97).
(V.74:43) See the footnote of (V.8:39).
(V.74:45) See the footnote of (V.4:5).
(V.74:46) See the footnotes of (V.3:85).