Surah 89

THE DAWN (Al-Fajr)

Ten nights and the even and the odd
Absurdity 89:1-5

1 By the Dawn

2 And ten nights,

3 And the Even and the Odd,

4 And the night when it departeth,

By the dawn and the ten nights,

and the even and odd. [1]

5 There surely is an oath for thinking man.

That's something for you to think about.

A'ad, Thamud, and the Pharaoh
Boring Stuff Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 89:6-14

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

7 With many-columned Iram,

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

Have you considered how your Lord dealt with

the tribe of A'ad,

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

the tribe of Thamud,

10 And with Pharaoh, firm of might,

and the Pharaoh?

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

12 And multiplied iniquity therein?

They were rebellious to Allah

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

14 Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.

so your Lord poured disaster on them as a punishment.

My Lord despises me
Boring Stuff 89:15-30

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

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

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

18 And urge not on the feeding of the poor.

19 And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.

20 And love wealth with abounding love.

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

22 And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

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

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

25 None punisheth as He will punish on that day!

26 None bindeth as He then will bind.

27 But ah! thou soul at peace!

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

29 Enter thou among My bondmen!

30 Enter thou My Garden!