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Surah Qaf 50:31-45

50:31 And [on that Day] paradise will be brought within the sight of the God-conscious, and will no longer be far away, [and they will be told].

Explanation

Le., “remember His almightiness at all times of day”.

50:32 “This is what you were promised – [promised] unto everyone who was wont to turn unto God and to keep Him always in mind. 

Explanation

Lit., “at the ends (adbar) of prostration”.

50:33 [Everyone] who stood in awe of the Most Gracious although He is beyond the reach of human perception, and who has come [unto Him] with a heart full of contrition.

Explanation

Lit., “from a place nearby” – i.e., from within man himself: an echo of verse 15, “We are closer to him than his neck-vein”. The “call” spoken of here is evidently the call of death, for which man should always be prepared.

50:34 Enter this [paradise] in peace, this is the Day on which life abiding begins!”

50:35 In that [paradise] they shall have whatever they may desire – but there is yet more with Us.

50:36 And how many a generation have We destroyed before those [who now deny the truth]- people of greater might than theirs, but [when Our chastisement befell them] they became wanderers on the face of the earth, seeking no more than a place of refuge.

50:37 In this, behold, there is indeed a reminder for everyone whose heart is wide-awake – that is, [everyone who] lends ear with a conscious mind. 

50:38 And [who knows that] We have indeed created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six aeons, and [that] no weariness could ever touch Us.

50:39 Hence, [O believe] bear thou with patience whatever they may say, and extol thy Sustainer’s limitless glory and praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting.

50:40 And in the night, too, extol His glory, and at every prayer’s end.

50:41And [always] listen for the day when He who issues the call [of death] shall call [thee] from closeby.

50:42 [And bethink thyself, too, of] the Day on which all [human beings] will in truth hear the final blast – that Day of [their] coming-forth [from death].

50:43 Verily, it is We who grant life and deal death, and with Us will be all journeys’ end. 

50:44 On the Day when the earth is riven asunder all around them as they hasten forth [towards God’s judgment], that gathering will be easy for Us [to encompass].

50:45 Fully aware are We of what they [who deny resurrection] do say, and thou canst by no means force them [to believe in it]. Yet none the less, remind, through this Qur’an, all such as may fear My warning.

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