In the Name of God Most Gracious Most Merciful God's logo
picture of Quran
top ten questions
this months column
abe's desk
home page
copyright 2006 tag
Sura 70, The Heights (Al-Ma`aarej), Quran, Khalifa translation

Sura 70, The Heights (Al-Ma`aarej)

(from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)

[70:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[70:1] A questioner may question the inevitable retribution.

[70:2] For the disbelievers, none can stop it.

[70:3] From GOD; Possessor of the highest Height.

[70:4] The angels, with their reports, climb to Him in a day that equals fifty thousand years.

[70:5] Therefore, you shall resort to a gracious patience.

[70:6] For they see it far away.

[70:7] While we see it very close.

[70:8] The day will come when the sky will be like molten rocks.

[70:9] The mountains will be like fluffy wool.

[70:10] No friend will care about his close friend.

[70:11] When they see them, the guilty will wish he could give his own children as ransom, to spare him the retribution of that day.

[70:12] Also his spouse, and his brother.

[70:13] Even his whole tribe that raised him.

[70:14] Even all the people on earth, if it would save him.

[70:15] No; it is aflame.

[70:16] Eager to burn.

[70:17] It calls on those who turned away.

[70:18] Those who hoarded and counted.

[70:19] Indeed, the human being is anxious.

[70:20] If touched by adversity, despondent.

[70:21] If blessed by wealth, stingy.

[70:22] Except for the worshipers.

[70:23] Who always observe their contact prayers (Salat).

[70:24] Part of their money is set aside.

[70:25] For the poor and the needy.

[70:26] They believe in the Day of Judgment.

[70:27] They reverence their Lord's requital.

[70:28] Their Lord's requital is not taken for granted.

[70:29] They keep their chastity.

[70:30] (They have relations) only with their spouses, or what is legally theirs -

[70:31] anyone who transgresses these limits is a sinner.

[70:32] And the believers keep their word; they are trustworthy.

[70:33] Their testimony is truthful.

[70:34] They consistently observe their contact prayers (Salat) on time.

[70:35] They have deserved a position of honor in Paradise.

[70:36] What is keeping those who disbelieved from joining you?

[70:37] To the right, and to the left, they flee.

[70:38] How can any of them expect to enter the blissful Paradise?

[70:39] Never; we created them, and they know from what.

[70:40] I solemnly swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests; we are able -

[70:41] to substitute better people in your place; we can never be defeated.

[70:42] Therefore, let them blunder and play, until they meet the day that is awaiting them.

[70:43] That is the day they come out of the graves in a hurry, as if herded to the (sacrificial) altars.

[70:44] With their eyes subdued, shame will cover them. That is the day that is awaiting them.


Back to Top

The answers provided by Abe and friends represent the understanding of the
writers, and should not be taken as the only acceptable approach. The reader is encouraged to research the topics further using the Quran.

Disclaimer: Abe and friends condemn all acts of violence, suicide bombings, and terrorism enacted under the banner of Islam.

Top 10 Q & A Monthly Features  |  Write to Abe  |  Links & Resources  |  Home

All rights reserved.