Chapter Scripts

Surah Al-Muddaththir 74:31-40

74:31 For We have caused none but angelic powers to lord over the fire [of hell], and We have not caused their number to be aught but a trial for those who are bent on denying the truth- to the end that they who have been granted revelation aforetime might be convinced [of the truth of this divine writ], and that they who have attained to faith [in it] might grow yet more firm in their faith, and that [both] they who have been granted the earlier revelation and they who believe [in this one] might be freed of all doubt, and that they in whose hearts is a disease and the who deny the truth outright might ask, “What does [your] God mean by this parable?” In this way, God lets go astray him that wills [to go astray], and guides aright him that wills [to be guided]. And none can comprehend thy Sustainers forces save Him alone, and all this is but a reminder to mortal man.

74:32 Nay, but consider the moon!

74:33 Consider the night when it departs. 

74:34 And the morn when it dawns!

74:35 Verily, that [hell-fire] is Indeed one of the great [forewarnings]. 

74:36 A warning to mortal man. 

74:37 To every one of you, whether he chooses to come forward or to hang back!

74:38 [On the Day of Judgment] every human being will be held in pledge for whatever [evil] he has wrought.

74:39 Save those who shall have attained to righteousness.

74:40 [Dwelling] In gardens [of paradise], they will inquire. 


The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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