Meaning of Quran

Al-Ma’arij | The Ascending Stairways

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[70:1]
A demanding person has asked for the punishment that is going to befall

[70:2]
the disbelievers; there is no one to avert it,

[70:3]
(and it will come) from Allah, the Lord of the stairways,

[70:4]
to whom ascend the angels and the Spirit in a day the length of which is fifty thousand years.

[70:5]
So, observe patience, a good patience.

[70:6]
They see it far off,

[70:7]
and We see it near.

[70:8]
(This punishment will befall) on the Day when the sky will be like dregs of oil,

[70:9]
and the mountains will be like dyed wool,

[70:10]
and no friend will ask about any friend,

[70:11]
(though) they will be made to see each other. A guilty person will desire that he may be able to ransom himself from the
torment of that day even
by his sons,

[70:12]
and his wife and his brother,

[70:13]
and his kindred that sheltered him,

[70:14]
and all those on earth, then he may redeem himself.

[70:15]
By no means! It is the flaming fire

[70:16]
that will pull out the skin of the scalp.

[70:17]
It will call him who had turned his back and fled away (from the truth)

[70:18]
and accumulated (wealth) and hoarded (it).

[70:19]
Indeed man is created weak in courage,

[70:20]
very upset when touched by evil,

[70:21]
and very niggard when visited by good (fortune),

[70:22]
except the performers of Salah,

[70:23]
who are regular in their Salah,

[70:24]
and those in whose riches there is a specified right

[70:25]
for the one who asks and the one who is deprived,

[70:26]
and those who believe in the Day of Judgment as true,

[70:27]
and those who are fearful of the torment of their Lord__

[70:28]
__Indeed the torment of their Lord is not something to be fearless from.__

[70:29]
and those who guard their private parts,

[70:30]
except from their wives and those (slave-girls) owned by their hands,__ because they are not to be blamed,

[70:31]
but the one who seeks (sexual gratification) beyond that, then such people are the transgressors,__

[70:32]
and those who are careful about their trusts and covenants,

[70:33]
and those who are upright in their testimonies,

[70:34]
and those who take due care of their Salah .

[70:35]
Those will be honoured in gardens (of Jannah ).

[70:36]
So what has happened to those who disbelieve that they are rushing towards you

[70:37]
from the right and from the left, in groups?

[70:38]
Does every one of them aspire to be admitted to the garden of bliss?

[70:39]
By no means! We have created them from what they know.

[70:40]
So, I swear by the Lord of the points of sunrise and those of sunset, We are powerful

[70:41]
to bring those better than them in their place, and We are not to be frustrated.

[70:42]
So, leave them involved in pastime and play until they encounter their Day, which they are promised,

[70:43]
the Day they will come out of the graves quickly, as if they were rushing toward idols,

[70:44]
with their eyes downcast, enveloped by ignominy. That is the Day, which they were being promised.