AL DUKHAN (THE SMOKE)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Dukhan 44:1] Ha-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language - Allah, and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)
[Dukhan 44:2] By oath of this clear Book.
[Dukhan 44:3] We have indeed sent it down in a blessed night - indeed it is We Who warn.
[Dukhan 44:4] During it are distributed all the works of wisdom.
[Dukhan 44:5] By a command from Us - indeed it is We Who send.
[Dukhan 44:6] A mercy from your Lord; indeed He only is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
[Dukhan 44:7] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; if you people believe.
[Dukhan 44:8] There is no worship except for Him - He gives life and causes death; your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers.
[Dukhan 44:9] Rather they are in doubt, playing.
[Dukhan 44:10] So you await the day when the sky will bring forth a visible smoke. -
[Dukhan 44:11] Which will envelop the people; this is a painful punishment.
[Dukhan 44:12] Thereupon they will say, “O our Lord! Remove the punishment from us - we now accept faith.”
[Dukhan 44:13] How is it possible for them to accept guidance, whereas a Noble Messenger who speaks clearly has already come to them?
[Dukhan 44:14] Whereas they had then turned away from him and said, “He is a madman, tutored!”?
[Dukhan 44:15] We now remove the punishment for some days - so you will again commit the same.
[Dukhan 44:16] The day when We will seize with the greatest seizure - We will indeed take revenge.
[Dukhan 44:17] And before them We indeed tried the people of Firaun, and an Honourable Noble Messenger came to them.
[Dukhan 44:18] Who said, “Give the bondmen of Allah into
my custody; I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger for you.”