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سَأَلَ سَائِلٌ بِعَذَابٍ وَاقِعٍ
ONE who is minded to ask might ask about the suffering which [in the hereafter] is bound to befall (1)
لِلْكَافِرِينَ لَيْسَ لَهُ دَافِعٌ
those who deny the truth. [Know, then, that] nothing can ward it off, (2)
مِنَ اللَّهِ ذِي الْمَعَارِجِ
[since it will come] from God, unto whom there are many ways of ascent: (3)
تَعْرُجُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ
all the angels and all the inspiration [ever granted to man] ascend unto Him [daily,] in a day the length whereof is [like] fifty thousand years.... (4)
فَاصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا
Therefore, [O believer,] endure all adversity with goodly patience: (5)
إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيدًا
behold, men look upon that [reckoning] as something far away (6)
وَنَرَاهُ قَرِيبًا
but We see it as near! (7)
يَوْمَ تَكُونُ السَّمَاءُ كَالْمُهْلِ
[It will take place] on a Day when the sky will be like molten lead, (8)
وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ
and the mountains will be like tufts of wool, (9)
وَلَا يَسْأَلُ حَمِيمٌ حَمِيمًا
and [when] no friend will ask about his friend, (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
A questioner asked5675 about a Penalty to befall- (Translation)