Surah 74 - Covered One
The Covered One
In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[74.1] O you
who are clothed!
your Lord do magnify,
your garments do purify,
uncleanness do shun,
bestow not favors that you may receive again with increase,
for the sake of your Lord, be patient.
when the trumpet is sounded,
at that time, shall be a difficult day,
the unbelievers, anything but easy.
Leave Me and him whom I created alone,
give him vast riches,
sons dwelling in his presence,
I adjusted affairs for him adjustably;
yet he desires that I should add more!
no means! surely he offers opposition to Our communications.
will make a distressing punishment overtake him.
Surely he reflected and guessed,
may he be cursed how he plotted;
Again, may he be cursed how he plotted;
he frowned and scowled,
he turned back and was big with pride,
he said: This is naught but enchantment, narrated (from others);
is naught but the word of a mortal.
will cast him into hell.
what will make you realize what hell is?
leaves naught nor does it spare aught.
scorches the mortal.
it are nineteen.
We have not made the wardens of the fire others than angels, and We have not made their
number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book
may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given
the book and the believers may not doubt, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and
the unbelievers may say: What does Allah mean by this parable? Thus does Allah make err
whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases, and none knows the hosts of your Lord but
He Himself; and this is naught but a reminder to the mortals.
I swear by the moon,
the night when it departs,
the daybreak when it shines;
Surely it (hell) is one of the gravest (misfortunes),
warning to mortals,
him among you who wishes to go forward or remain behind.
Every soul is held in pledge for what it earns,
Except the people of the right hand,
gardens, they shall ask each other
About the guilty:
has brought you into hell?
shall say: We were not of those who prayed;
we used not to feed the poor;
we used to enter into vain discourse with those who entered into vain discourses.
we used to call the day of judgment a lie;
death overtook us.
the intercession of intercessors shall not avail them.
is then the matter with them, that they turn away from the admonition,
if they were asses taking fright
had fled from a lion?
every one of them desires that he may be given pages spread out;
but they do not fear the hereafter.
it is surely an admonition.
whoever pleases may mind it.
they will not mind unless Allah please. He is worthy to be feared and worthy to forgive.
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