Surah 44. Smoke (or Mist)
44:1. Ha-Mim (Amen - so be it).
44:2. By the Book that makes things clear;-
44:3. We sent it down during a Blessed Night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil).
44:4. In the (Night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom (sleep on it),
44:5. By command, from Our Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations),
44:6. As Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things)
44:7. The Lord of the heavens and the Earth and all between them, if ye (but) have an un-shakeable faith.
44:8. There is no God but He: it is He Who gives life and gives death,- The Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors.
44:9. Yet they play about in doubt.
44:10. Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist) plainly visible,
44:11. Enveloping the people: this will be a Penalty Grievous (Ex. 12:29).
44:12. (They will say:) "Our Lord! Remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!"
44:13. How shall the Message be (effectual) for them, seeing that a Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come to them,-
44:14. Yet they turn away from him and say: "Tutored (by others), a man possessed!"
44:15. We shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways).
44:16. One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!
44:17. We did, before them, try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them an Apostle most honourable,
44:18. Saying: "Restore to me the servants of "I AM": I am to you a Messenger worthy of all trust;
44:19. And be not arrogant against "I AM": for I come to you with authority manifest.
44:20. For me, I have sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring me.
44:21. If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me."
44:22. (But they were aggressive:) then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin."
44:23. (The reply came:) "March forth with My servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued.
44:24. And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned (Ex. 14:28)."
44:25. How many were the gardens and springs they left behind,
44:26. And corn-fields and noble buildings,
44:27. And wealth (and conveniences of life), wherein they had taken such delight!
44:28. Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)!
44:29. And neither heaven nor Earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again).
44:30. We did deliver aforetime the Children of Jacob-Israel from humiliating Punishment,
44:31. Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors.
44:32. And We chose them (Israel) aforetime above the nations, knowingly,
44:33. And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest trial.
44:34. As to these (Quraish), they say without doubt:
44:35. "There is nothing beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again.
44:36. Then bring (back) our ancestors, if what ye say is true!"
44:37. What! Are they better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed them because they were guilty of sin.
44:38. We created not the heavens, the Earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport:
44:39. We created them only for Just Ends: but most of them do not understand.
44:40. Verily The Day of Sorting Out is the time appointed for all of them,-
44:41. The Day when no protector can avail his client in anything, and no help can they receive,
44:42. Except such as receive "I AM"'s Mercy: for He is Almighty, Most Merciful.
44:43. Verily the tree of the knowledge of evil (the Devil)
44:44. Will be the food of the Sinful,-
44:45. Like molten brass; it will boil in their insides,
44:46. Like the boiling of scalding water.
44:47. (A voice will cry): "Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of The Blazing Fire!
44:48. Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water,
44:49. Taste thou (this)! Truly wast thou mighty, full of honour!
44:50. Truly this is what ye used to doubt!"
44:51. As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security,
44:52. Among Gardens and Springs;
44:53. Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other;
44:54. So; and We shall join them to Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.
44:55. There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security;
44:56. Nor will they there taste Death, except the first death (of the "self"); and He will preserve them from the Penalty of The Blazing Fire,-
44:57. As a Bounty from thy Lord! That will be the Supreme Achievement!
44:58. Verily, We have made this (Koran) EASY, in thy tongue, in order that they may give heed.
44:59. So wait thou and watch for they (too) are waiting.