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044 TheEvidentSmoke

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Ha Mim!

 2. I swear by the Book that makes manifest (the truth).

 3. Surely We revealed it on a blessed night surely We are 
 ever warning-- 

 4. Therein every wise affair is made distinct,

 5. A command from Us; surely We are the senders (of 

 6. A mercy from your Lord, surely He is the Hearing, the 

 7. The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between 
 them, if you would be sure.

 8. There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death, 
 your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore.

 9. Nay, they are in doubt, they sport.

 10. Therefore keep waiting for the day when the heaven shall 
 bring an evident smoke,

 11. That shall overtake men; this is a painful punishment.

 12. Our Lord! remove from us the punishment; surely we are 

 13. How shall they be reminded, and there came to them an 
 Apostle making clear (the truth),

 14. Yet they turned their backs on him and said: One taught 
 (by others), a madman.

 15. Surely We will remove the punishment a little, (but) you 
 will surely return (to evil).

 16. On the day when We will seize (them) with the most 
 violent seizing; surely We will inflict retribution.

 17. And certainly We tried before them the people of Firon, 
 and there came to them a noble apostle,

 18. Saying: Deliver to me the servants of Allah, surely I am 
 a faithful apostle to you,

 19. And that do not exalt yourselves against Allah, surely I 
 will bring to you a clear authority:

 20. And surely I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord that 
 you should stone me to death:

 21. And if you do not believe in me, then leave me alone.

 22. Then he called upon his Lord: These are a guilty people.

 23. So go forth with My servants by night; surely you will 
 be pursued:

 24. And leave the sea intervening; surely they are a host 
 that shall be drowned.

 25. How many of the gardens and fountains have they left!

 26. And cornfields and noble places!

 27. And goodly things wherein they rejoiced;

 28. Thus (it was), and We gave them as a heritage to another 

 29. So the heaven and the earth did not weep for them, nor 
 were they respited.

 30. And certainly We delivered the children of Israel from 
 the abasing chastisement,

 31. From Firon; surely he was haughty, (and) one of the 

 32. And certainly We chose them, having knowledge, above the 

 33. And We gave them of the communications wherein was clear 

 34. Most surely these do say:

 35. There is naught but our first death and we shall not be 
 raised again.

 36. So bring our fathers (back), if you are truthful.

 37. Are they better or the people of Tubba and those before 
 them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.

 38. And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what 
 is between them in sport.

 39. We did not create them both but with the truth, but most 
 of them do not know.

 40. Surely the day of separation is their appointed term, of 
 all of them

 41. The day on which a friend shall not avail (his) friend 
 aught, nor shall they be helped,

 42. Save those on whom Allah shall have mercy; surely He is 
 the Mighty the Merciful.

 43. Surely the tree of the Zaqqum,

 44. Is the food of the sinful

 45. Like dregs of oil; it shall boil in (their) bellies,

 46. Like the boiling of hot water.

 47. Seize him, then drag him down into the middle of the 

 48. Then pour above his head of the torment of the boiling 

 49. Taste; you forsooth are the mighty, the honorable:

 50. Surely this is what you disputed about.

 51. Surely those who guard (against evil) are in a secure 

 52. In gardens and springs;

 53. They shall wear of fine and thick silk, (sitting) face 
 to face;

 54. Thus (shall it be), and We will wed them with Houris 
 pure, beautiful ones.

 55. They shall call therein for every fruit in security;

 56. They shall not taste therein death except the first 
 death, and He will save them from the punishment of the 

 57. A grace from your Lord; this is the great achievement.

 58. So have We made it easy in your tongue that they may be 

 59. Therefore wait; surely they are waiting.