70: The Ascending Stairways

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70: The Ascending Stairways

70:1 A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall (70:1-30)
Doom is about to fall on all disbelievers. Only worshippers (Muslims) and those who preserve their chastity (except with their wives and slave girls) will be spared from "the fires of hell" that are "eagar to roast."
Doom in the Quran
For disbelievers a painful doom
70:2 Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,
70:3 From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways
70:4 (Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years. How long is Allah's day?
70:5 But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see.
70:6 Lo! they behold it afar off
70:7 While we behold it nigh:
70:8 The day when the sky will become as molten copper,
70:9 And the hills become as flakes of wool,
70:10 And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend
70:11 Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will long to be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children
70:12 And his spouse and his brother
70:13 And his kin that harboured him
70:14 And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.
70:15 But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell (70:15-16)
"Lo! it is the fire of hell Eager to roast."
Hell and The Fire in the Quran
70:16 Eager to roast;
70:17 It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),
70:18 And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.
70:19 Lo! man was created anxious,
70:20 Fretful when evil befalleth him
70:21 And, when good befalleth him, grudging;
70:22 Save worshippers.
70:23 Who are constant at their worship
70:24 And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged
70:25 For the beggar and the destitute;
70:26 And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,
70:27 And those who are fearful of their Lord's doom - (70:2-28)
"Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure" (except for maybe those who are fearful of it).
Doom in the Quran
For disbelievers a painful doom
70:28 Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure -
70:29 And those who preserve their chastity You don't have to be chaste around your wives or your slave girls.
70:30 Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;
70:31 But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;
70:32 And those who keep their pledges and their covenant,
70:33 And those who stand by their testimony
70:34 And those who are attentive at their worship.
70:35 These will dwell in Gardens, honoured.
70:36 What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward thee (O Muhammad), open-eyed, (70:36, 44)
Disbelievers will enter hell with frantic with fear, knowing they will be tortured forever by Allah.
70:37 On the right and on the left, in groups ?
70:38 Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight ?
70:39 Nay, verily. Lo! We created them from what they know.
70:40 But nay! I swear by the Lord of the rising-places and the setting-places of the planets that We verily are Able
70:41 To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun.
70:42 So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised,
70:43 The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,
70:44 With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they are promised.

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