[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
[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
[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
[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,
[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!