74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir:

In God’s Name, whose Mercy is Great and Continuous:

(74:1-2) Oh Muhammad, get out of bed. Get up and deliver my warning,

(74:3)   and glorify Me above everything.

(74:4)   Keep your clothes clean, and

(74:5)   stay away from all forms of sinning.

(74:6)   Do not consider what you are doing a favor to Me or exaggerate the difficulties you are facing.

(74:7)   And be patient for My sake only.

(74:8)   When the Day of Judgment arrives and the horn is blown,

(74:9)   that day will be difficult and scary.

(74:10) To those who reject this warning, it will not be easy.

(74:11) Leave to Me the one whom I created alone and lonely:

(74:12) Then I gave him a lot of wealth and money,

(74:13) and children to live close to him only.

(74:14) And I made his life very easy.

(74:15) After all of this, he is still greedy!

(74:16) No. And he is too stubborn to submit to Me.

(74:17) I will give him a difficult penalty.

(74:18) Because he thought and planned about what to say.

(74:19) For his planning, he is cursed and denied My mercy.

(74:20) Again, he is cursed and denied My mercy.

(74:21) Then he looked hard to find anything to disbelieve in.

(74:22) Then his face grimaced and darkened.

(74:23) Then he arrogantly turned

(74:24) saying, “This Quran is nothing more than magic passed down from before.

(74:25) This Quran is not God’s words.”

(74:26) Because of this, I will put him in a level of Hell called Saqar.

(74:27) And how could you understand what Saqar is?

(74:28) It burns everything and does not let go.

(74:29) It burns skin to charcoal.

(74:30) For it there are nineteen guards responsible.

(74:31) The guards of Hell are angels strong and powerful. I tell you their number to add misguidance and punishment to those who reject My message, and to solidify the faith of those who believed and those who had knowledge prior received. Those who received prior knowledge from Me and the faithful will not have their faith shaken. Those who have sickness in their hearts and those who reject My warning will say, “What is God, with this number, really saying?” This is how I misguide whom I want to and guide whom I want to. Only I know My soldiers true number. This is just a warning and reminder.

(74:32) And no, they cannot be overpowered. I swear by the moon,

(74:33) and the night receding,

(74:34) and the bright light of the morning,

(74:35) Saqar is terrible.

(74:36) This is your warning.

(74:37) Then it is up to you to get closer to it or stay far away from it, but this is your warning. 

(74:38) Every person is chained to their sins.

(74:39) Except the good people, they will be forgiven.

(74:40) They will be in Heaven’s gardens asking,

(74:41) about the people who spent their life disobeying.

(74:42) Into Saqar, what caused you to be thrown in?

(74:43) They will answer saying, “We weren’t among the believers praying,

(74:44) the poor, we didn’t spend time or money feeding,

(74:45) we used to hang out with those who spent their time sinning,

(74:46) and we disbelieved in the Day of Resurrection

(74:47) until we reached death and our big realization.”

(74:48) Now, they cannot be helped by any intercession.

(74:49) So what is wrong with them, why do they turn away from this warning?

(74:50) Like wild donkeys running

(74:51) away from a lion or hunters approaching?

(74:52) Does every one of them want a personal letter sent from Me pleading?

(74:53) No, and they don’t fear the Day, to Me, they will be returning.

(74:54) No, and this is just a reminder.

(74:55) So whoever wants to should heed this warning.

(74:56) But you will not feel the need to heed this warning until I bless you with that feeling, which I will not do until you start believing and submitting. My punishment deserves to be feared, and those who do so deserve to be forgiven.

CHAPTER NOTES

Verse 1: This chapter and the previous begin by addressing Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, without mentioning his name in the Arabic. A possible reason for this is that while the verses were directed primarily to him, they do not exclusively apply to him. Everyone who receives and learns God’s message to humanity has a duty to share it with others. Anyone who wants to get closer to God should use the tranquility of the night for prayer and study of God’s message.

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1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
12-Yusuf
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas