[44:1] Ha Mim.
[44:2] By the manifest Book,
[44:3] We have sent it down in a blessed night, (because) We had to warn (people).
[44:4] In that (night), every wise matter is allocated
[44:5] through a command from Us. We were to send the Messenger
[44:6] as a mercy from your Lord, Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing
[44:7] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of whatever there is between them if you are to believe.
[44:8] There is no god, but He. He gives life and brings death. He is your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers.
[44:9] But they, being in doubt, are playing around.
[44:10] So, wait for a day when the sky will come up with a visible smoke
[44:11] that will envelop people. This is a painful punishment.
[44:12] (Then they will say,) ‘O our Lord, remove from us the punishment; we will truly believe’.
[44:13] How will they take lesson, while there has already come to them a messenger making things clear?
[44:14] Then they turned away from him, and said, ‘(He is) tutored, crazy’.
[44:15] (Well,) We are going to remove the punishment for a while, (but) you will certainly go back (to your original position).
[44:16] (Then,) the day We will seize (you) with the greatest seizure, We will take vengeance.
[44:17] And We tested the people of Firaun (Pharaoh) prior to them, and a noble messenger came to them
[44:18] saying, Deliver to me the servants of Allah. I am an honest messenger to you,.
[44:19] and saying, Do not be haughty against Allah. I bring to you a clear proof.
[44:20] And I have sought refuge with my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me to death.
[44:21] And if you do not believe in me, then keep away from me..
[44:22] Then he prayed to his Lord saying, These are a guilty people..
[44:23] (So, Allah answered his prayer saying,) ‘Now, take away my servants at night’. You will certainly be chased,
[44:24] and leave the sea in the state of stillness; they are an army that is sure to be drowned.
[44:25] How many gardens and fountains have they left behind
[44:26] and how many fields and noble sites,
[44:27] and how many a luxury they used to rejoice in!
[44:28] This is how it happened. And We made other people inherit all this.
[44:29] So, neither the sky and earth wept over them, nor were they given a respite.
[44:30] And We delivered the children of Isra‘il from the humiliating punishment,
[44:31] from Firaun. Indeed, he was haughty, one of the transgressors.
[44:32] And We chose them, with knowledge, above all the worlds.
[44:33] And We gave them the clear signs in which there was a manifest blessing.
[44:34] These people say,
[44:35] ‘There is nothing more than our first death, and we are not going to be resurrected.
[44:36] So, (O believers,) bring our fathers if you are true (in your belief in resurrection)’
[44:37] Are they better or the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We have destroyed them. They were guilty indeed.
[44:38] And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them just as players.
[44:39] We did not create them with true purpose, but most of them do not know.
[44:40] The Day of Decision is the appointed time for all of them
[44:41] the day when no close relation will be of any use to any close relation, nor will they be helped,
[44:42] except the One on whom Allah has mercy. Of course, He is the All-Mighty, the Very-Merciful.
[44:43] Indeed the tree of Zaqqum
[44:44] is the food of the sinful,
[44:45] like dregs of oil. It will boil in the bellies
[44:46] like the boiling of hot water.
[44:47] (It will be said to angels,) ‘Seize him, and drag him into the midst of the Hell’.
[44:48] Then pour on his head some torment of boiling water.
[44:49] ‘Have a taste! You are the man of might‘, the man of honour‘.
[44:50] This is the thing about which you used to be skeptic.
[44:51] Indeed the God-fearing will be in a place free from fear,
[44:52] in gardens and fountains.
[44:53] They will be dressed in fine silk and thick silk, facing each other.
[44:54] Thus (it will happen,) and We will marry them with houris having big dark eyes.
[44:55] They will call therein for every fruit peacefully.
[44:56] They will not taste death therein beyond the first death (they faced in the world). And He (Allah) will save them from the torment of Hell,
[44:57] as a favour from your Lord. That is a great achievement.
[44:58] So, We had made it (the Qur‘an) easy in your tongue, so that they may take lesson.
[44:59] Now wait. They too are waiting.