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The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)
56 verses, revealed in Mecca after Unknown Person (Al-Muzzammil) before The Key (Al-Faatehah)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
O thou shrouded in thy mantle, 1 Arise and warn, 2 And your Lord do magnify, 3 Purify your inner self, 4 shun uncleanness; 5 And show not favour, seeking wordly gain! 6 And persevere in the way of your Lord. 7 For when the trumpet is sounded, 8 that shall be a Harsh Day 9 and for the disbelievers, in particular, it will not be at all easy. 10 LEAVE Me alone [to deal] with him whom I have created alone, 11 And give him vast riches, 12 And sons dwelling in his presence, 13 and for whom I have smoothed the way (to power and riches), 14 After all that he desires that I should give more; 15 Never! For he is an enemy to Our signs! 16 [and so] I shall constrain him to endure a painful uphill climb! 17 Verily he considered, and devised. 18 Ruin seize him, how did he hatch a scheme? 19 And again perish he! How maliciously he devised! 20 Then he looked around, 21 And frowned and puckered his brow, 22 and in the end he turns his back [on Our message,] and glories in his arrogance, 23 And said: "This is nothing but the magic of old, 24 Naught is this but the word of Man. 25 Anon shall I roast him into the Scorching Fire. 26 What do you think Hell-fire is? 27 It spares not, neither leaves alone 28 and it burns the flesh. 29 Over it are nineteen [angels]. 30 We have not appointed any one but angels as keepers of Hell, and their number that We have fixed is to make it a means of contention for disbelievers, so that those who were given the Book may be certain, and the faith of the believers may have greater increase, and the people of the Book and believers may not be deceived, and the sceptics and infidels may say: "What does God mean by this parable?" That is how God leads whosoever He will astray, and guides whosoever He will. None knows the armies of your Lord save Him self. This is no more than reminder for mankind. 31
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