44:2By the Enlightening Scripture.

44:3We have revealed it on a Blessed Night—We have warned.

44:4In it is distinguished every wise command.

44:5A decree from Us. We have been sending messages.

44:6As mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

44:7Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you know for sure.

44:8There is no god but He. He gives life and causes death—your Lord and Lord of your ancestors of old.

44:9Yet they play around in doubt.

44:10So watch out for the Day when the sky produces a visible smoke.

44:11Enveloping mankind; this is a painful punishment.

44:12“Our Lord, lift the torment from us, we are believers.”

44:13But how can they be reminded? An enlightening messenger has already come to them.

44:14But they turned away from him, and said, “Educated, but crazy!”

44:15We will ease the punishment a little, but you will revert.

44:16The Day when We launch the Great Assault—We will avenge.

44:17Before them We tested the people of Pharaoh; a noble messenger came to them.

44:18Saying, “Hand over God’s servants to me. I am an honest messenger to you.”

44:19And, “Do not exalt yourselves above God. I come to you with clear authority.

44:20I have taken refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me.

44:21But if you do not believe in me, keep away from me.”

44:22He appealed to his Lord: “These are a sinful people.”

44:23“Set out with My servants by night—you will be followed.

44:24And cross the sea quickly; they are an army to be drowned.”

44:25How many gardens and fountains did they leave behind?

44:26And plantations, and splendid buildings.

44:27And comforts they used to enjoy.

44:28So it was; and We passed it on to another people.

44:29Neither heaven nor earth wept over them, nor were they reprieved.

44:30And We delivered the Children of Israel from the humiliating persecution.

44:31From Pharaoh. He was a transgressing tyrant.

44:32And We chose them knowingly over all other people.

44:33And We gave them many signs, in which was an obvious test.

44:35“There is nothing but our first death, and we will not be resurrected.

44:36Bring back our ancestors, if you are truthful.”

44:37Are they better, or the people of Tubba and those before them? We annihilated them. They were evildoers.

44:38We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them to play.

44:39We created them only for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know.

44:40The Day of Sorting Out is the appointed time for them all.

44:41The Day when no friend will avail a friend in any way, and they will not be helped.

44:42Except for him upon whom God has mercy. He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

44:43The Tree of Bitterness.

44:44The food of the sinner.

44:45Like molten lead; boiling inside the bellies.

44:46Like the boiling of seething water.

44:47Seize him and drag him into the midst of Hell!

44:48Then pour over his head the suffering of the Inferno!

44:49Taste! You who were powerful and noble.

44:50This is what you used to doubt.

44:51As for the righteous, they will be in a secure place.

44:52Amidst gardens and springs.

44:53Dressed in silk and brocade, facing one another.

44:54So it is, and We will wed them to lovely companions.

44:55They will call therein for every kind of fruit, in peace and security.

44:56Therein they will not taste death, beyond the first death; and He will protect them from the torment of Hell.

44:57A favor from your Lord. That is the supreme salvation.

44:58We made it easy in your language, so that they may remember.

44:59So wait and watch. They too are waiting and watching.