[Shakir 44:1] Ha Mim!
[Shakir 44:2] I swear by the Book that makes manifest (the truth).
[Shakir 44:3] Surely We revealed it on a blessed night surely We are ever warning--
[Shakir 44:4] Therein every wise affair is made distinct,
[Shakir 44:5] A command from Us; surely We are the senders (of messengers),
[Shakir 44:6] A mercy from your Lord, surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing,
[Shakir 44:7] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you would be sure.
[Shakir 44:8] There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore.
[Shakir 44:9] Nay, they are in doubt, they sport.
[Shakir 44:10] Therefore keep waiting for the day when the heaven shall bring an evident smoke,
[Shakir 44:11] That shall overtake men; this is a painful punishment.
[Shakir 44:12] Our Lord! remove from us the punishment; surely we are believers.
[Shakir 44:13] How shall they be reminded, and there came to them an Messenger making clear (the truth),
[Shakir 44:14] Yet they turned their backs on him and said: One taught (by others), a madman.
[Shakir 44:15] Surely We will remove the punishment a little, (but) you will surely return (to evil).
[Shakir 44:16] On the day when We will seize (them) with the most violent seizing; surely We will inflict retribution.
[Shakir 44:17] And certainly We tried before them the people of Firon, and there came to them a noble messenger,
[Shakir 44:18] Saying: Deliver to me the servants of Allah, surely I am a faithful messenger to you,
[Shakir 44:19] And that do not exalt yourselves against Allah, surely I will bring to you a clear authority:
[Shakir 44:20] And surely I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord that you should stone me to death:
[Shakir 44:21] And if you do not believe in me, then leave me alone.
[Shakir 44:22] Then he called upon his Lord: These are a guilty people.
[Shakir 44:23] So go forth with My servants by night; surely you will be pursued:
[Shakir 44:24] And leave the sea intervening; surely they are a host that shall be drowned.
[Shakir 44:25] How many of the gardens and fountains have they left!
[Shakir 44:26] And cornfields and noble places!
[Shakir 44:27] And goodly things wherein they rejoiced;
[Shakir 44:28] Thus (it was), and We gave them as a heritage to another people.
[Shakir 44:29] So the heaven and the earth did not weep for them, nor were they respited.
[Shakir 44:30] And certainly We delivered the children of Israel from the abasing chastisement,
[Shakir 44:31] From Firon; surely he was haughty, (and) one of the extravagant.
[Shakir 44:32] And certainly We chose them, having knowledge, above the nations.
[Shakir 44:33] And We gave them of the communications wherein was clear blessing.
[Shakir 44:34] Most surely these do say:
[Shakir 44:35] There is naught but our first death and we shall not be raised again.
[Shakir 44:36] So bring our fathers (back), if you are truthful.
[Shakir 44:37] Are they better or the people of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
[Shakir 44:38] And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them in sport.
[Shakir 44:39] We did not create them both but with the truth, but most of them do not know.
[Shakir 44:40] Surely the day of separation is their appointed term, of all of them
[Shakir 44:41] The day on which a friend shall not avail (his) friend aught, nor shall they be helped,
[Shakir 44:42] Save those on whom Allah shall have mercy; surely He is the Mighty the Merciful.
[Shakir 44:43] Surely the tree of the Zaqqum,
[Shakir 44:44] Is the food of the sinful
[Shakir 44:45] Like dregs of oil; it shall boil in (their) bellies,
[Shakir 44:46] Like the boiling of hot water.
[Shakir 44:47] Seize him, then drag him down into the middle of the hell;
[Shakir 44:48] Then pour above his head of the torment of the boiling water:
[Shakir 44:49] Taste; you forsooth are the mighty, the honorable:
[Shakir 44:50] Surely this is what you disputed about.
[Shakir 44:51] Surely those who guard (against evil) are in a secure place,
[Shakir 44:52] In gardens and springs;
[Shakir 44:53] They shall wear of fine and thick silk, (sitting) face to face;
[Shakir 44:54] Thus (shall it be), and We will wed them with Houris pure, beautiful ones.
[Shakir 44:55] They shall call therein for every fruit in security;
[Shakir 44:56] They shall not taste therein death except the first death, and He will save them from the punishment of the hell,
[Shakir 44:57] A grace from your Lord; this is the great achievement.
[Shakir 44:58] So have We made it easy in your tongue that they may be mindful.
[Shakir 44:59] Therefore wait; surely they are waiting.