In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
44:1-6 Ha. Mim. By the Scripture that makes plain. Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night – Lo! We are ever warning – wherein every matter is decreed in precise detail. As a command from Us – Lo! We are ever sending – a mercy from your Lord. Lo! He is the Hearer, the Knower.
44:7-8 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you would be sure. None should be worshipped but God alone. He quickens and gives death, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers.
44:9-12 Nay, but they play in doubt. But watch you (O Muhammad) for the Day when the sky will produce visible smoke that will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment. (Then they will say:) Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! We are believers.
44:13-16 How can there be remembrance for them, when a Messenger making plain (the truth) had already come to them, and they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a
madman. Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! You return (to disbelief). On the Day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure (then), in truth We shall punish.
44:17-29 And verily We tried before them, Pharaoh's folk, when there came to them a noble Messenger, saying: Give up to me the slaves of God. Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you. And saying: Be not proud against God. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant. And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest you stone me to death. And if you put no faith in me, then let me go. And he cried to his Lord (saying): These are a guilty folk. Then (his Lord commanded): Take away my slaves by night. Lo! You will be followed, And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! They are a drowned host. How many were the gardens and the water springs that they left behind, and the cornfields and the goodly sites, and pleasant things wherein they took delight! Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk; and the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.
44:30-36 And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful punishment; (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! He was a tyrant of the wanton ones. And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures. And We gave them signs wherein was a clear trial. Lo! These, forsooth, are saying: There is nothing but our first death, and we shall not be raised again. Bring back our fathers, if you speak the truth!
44:37 Are they better, or the folk of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
44:38-42 And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play. We created them not except with truth; but most of them know not. Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term of all of them, a Day no friend can in nothing avail friend, nor can they be helped, except him on whom God has mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
44:43-46 Lo! The tree of Zaqqum, the food of the sinner! Like molten brass, it seethes in their bellies as the seething of boiling water.
44:47-50 (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of Hell, then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water. (Saying:) Taste! Lo! You were forsooth the mighty, the noble! Lo! This is that whereof you used to doubt.
44:51-57 Lo! Those who kept their duty will be in a place secure amid gardens and water springs, attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another. Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them to fair ones with wide lovely eyes. They call therein for every fruit in safety. They taste not death therein, except the first death. And He has saved them from the punishment of Hell, a bounty from your Lord. That is the supreme triumph.
44:58-59 And We have made (this Scripture) easy in your language only that they may heed. Wait then (O Muhammad!). Lo! They (too) are waiting.