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85 Al- Buruj (The Celestial Stations)
The following Ayats (signs) are randomly selected on this day as a reminder to those believers in the Unique Creator of all that exists, that seeking answers to daily problems are most efficient through the journey offered within the sacred texts of the Holy Quran, the latest divine words of revelation brought to mankind through the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Messenger of God.
In the Name of Allah the Merciful Beneficient
85: 1 By the Sky and its broad belt of Constellations
85:2 By the Promised Day of Judgment
85:3 By those [Messengers] who bear witness and their followers who are the subject of their witness,*1
85:4 [By all these oaths] That [God]'s Decree [of burning all in the Hell Fire] was issued against the fellows of the ditch-fire.*2
85:5 Fire supplied with abundance of fuel,
85:6 And also the Decree of burning all in the Hell Fire was issued against those who sat around the ditch,
85:7 And watched carelessly what [was being done] to the believers [the act of burning them];
85:8 The believers' accusation was not but that they believed in [God], the Praiseworthy Supremepower;
85:9 The One to Whom belongs the Dominion of the heaven and the earth; and [God] is the Supreme Witness over all things.
85:10 Verily, those who tortured the believing men and women and then did not repent, for them shall be the Chastisement of the Burning Fire.
85:11 Verily, those who believe and do good deeds, for them shall be the Gardens in which flow streams; and this is the Great Achievement.
85:12 Verily, the [wrath and chastisement] of your Creator&Nurturer is Highly Grave.
1- Reference is made to 4:41, 6:89 and 16:84, [God] the Almighty has appointed the Messengers as witness for their nations on the Day of Judgment. According to Shiah Commentators, the Infallible Imams also are witness of their followers since they are permitted by [God] to intercede.
2- Zu-Nuwas the tyrant Jewish King of Yemen ordered that the Christians of Najran should convert into Jewish religion; those who refused his order faced the most cruel persecution: The jews dug several ditches and kindled a fire and cast the believing Christians one by one into the burning flames.