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Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

55. The Lord of Mercy (26 – 47)

26Everyone on earth perishes; 27all that remains is the Facea Abdel Haleem, Understanding the Qurʾan,ch. 9. of your Lord, full of majesty, bestowing honour.28Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

29Everyone in heaven and earth entreats Him; every day He is at work.b Literally ‘in some matter’. The Prophet was asked, ‘What is this matter?’ He replied, ‘He forgives a sin or removes a distress. 30Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

31We shall attend to you two huge armiesc Thaqal is a mighty or heavy army: all their forces. [of jinn and mankind]. 32Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

33Jinn and mankind, if you can pass beyond the regions of heaven and earth, then do so: you will not pass without Our authority. 34Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

35A flash of fire and smoke will be released upon you and no one will come to your aid.36Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

37When the sky is torn apart and turns crimson, like red hide. 38Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

39On that Day neither mankind nor jinn will be asked about their sins. 40Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

41The guilty will be known by their mark and will be seized by their foreheads and their feet. 42Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

43This is the Hell the guilty deny, 44but they will go round between its flames and scalding water.45Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

46For those who fear [the time when they will] stand before their Lord there are two gardens.47Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

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a Abdel Haleem, Understanding the Qurʾan,ch. 9.

b Literally ‘in some matter’. The Prophet was asked, ‘What is this matter?’ He replied, ‘He forgives a sin or removes a distress.

c Thaqal is a mighty or heavy army: all their forces.

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