AL FAJR (THE DAWN)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 30 verses - 1 section)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Fajr 89:1] By oath of the (particular) dawn.
[Fajr 89:2] And by oath of ten nights.
[Fajr 89:3] And by oath of the even and the odd.
[Fajr 89:4] And by oath of the night when it recedes
[Fajr 89:5] Why is there an oath in this, for the intelligent?
[Fajr 89:6] Did you not see how did your Lord deal with (the tribe of) Aad?
[Fajr 89:7] (And) the tall giants of Iram?
[Fajr 89:8] Like whom no one else was born in the cities.
[Fajr 89:9] And the tribe of Thamud, who hewed rocks in the valley.
[Fajr 89:10] And with Firaun, who used to crucify.
[Fajr 89:11] Those who rebelled in the cities,
[Fajr 89:12] And who then spread a lot of turmoil in them.
[Fajr 89:13] Therefore your Lord struck them hard with the means of punishment.
[Fajr 89:14] Indeed nothing is hidden from the sight of your Lord.
[Fajr 89:15] So man, whenever his Lord tests him by giving him honour and favours thereupon he says, My Lord has honoured me.
[Fajr 89:16] And if He tests him and restricts his livelihood thereupon he says, My Lord has degraded me!
[Fajr 89:17] Not at all but rather you do not honour the orphan.
[Fajr 89:18] And do not urge one another to feed the needy.
[Fajr 89:19] And you readily devour the inheritance with greed.
[Fajr 89:20] And you harbour intense love for wealth.
[Fajr 89:21] Most certainly - when the earth is smashed and blown to bits.
[Fajr 89:22] And when the command of your Lord comes and the angels row by row,
[Fajr 89:23] And when hell is brought that day on that day will man reflect, but where is the time now to think?
[Fajr 89:24] He will say, Alas if only I had sent some good deeds ahead, during my lifetime!
[Fajr 89:25] So on that day, no one punishes like He does!
[Fajr 89:26] And no one binds like He does!
[Fajr 89:27] O the contented soul!
[Fajr 89:28] Return towards your Lord you being pleased with Him, and He pleased with you!
[Fajr 89:29] Then enter the ranks of My chosen bondmen!
[Fajr 89:30] And come into My Paradise!
END OF SURAH