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89:1 - By the Dawn

89:2 - And ten nights,

89:3 - And the Even and the Odd,

89:4 - And the night when it departeth,

89:5 - There surely is an oath for thinking man.

89:6 - Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of) A'ad,

89:7 - With many-columned Iram,

89:8 - The like of which was not created in the lands;

89:9 - And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the valley;

89:10 - And with Pharaoh, firm of might,

89:11 - Who (all) were rebellious (to Allah) in these lands,

89:12 - And multiplied iniquity therein?

89:13 - Therefore thy Lord poured on them the disaster of His punishment.

89:14 - Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.

89:15 - As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me.

89:16 - But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he saith: My Lord despiseth me.

89:17 - Nay, but ye (for your part) honour not the orphan

89:18 - And urge not on the feeding of the poor.

89:19 - And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.

89:20 - And love wealth with abounding love.

89:21 - Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding,

89:22 - And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

89:23 - And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance (then avail him)?

89:24 - He will say: Ah, would that I had sent before me (some provision) for my life!

89:25 - None punisheth as He will punish on that day!

89:26 - None bindeth as He then will bind.

89:27 - But ah! thou soul at peace!

89:28 - Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!

89:29 - Enter thou among My bondmen!

89:30 - Enter thou My Garden!