Dawn (Al-Fajr)
30 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
By the Dawn, (1) By the ten nights (i.e. the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah). (2) by the odd and even (8th and 9th Dhil-hajj) (3) And by the night when it departeth, (4) Indeed in that there is an oath for a man of sense. (5) Hast thou not seen how thy Lord did with Ad, (6) Of Eram with lofty pillars (erected as signposts in the desert), (7) The likes of whom had never been created in the land? (8) and Thamood, who hollowed the rocks in the valley, (9) and with Pharaoh of the [many] tent-poles? (10) [It was they] who transgressed all bounds of equity all over their lands, (11) spreading in them much corruption? (12) so your Lord unleashed on them the scourge of punishment: (13) for, verily, thy Sustainer is ever on the watch! (14) As for man, when his Lord tests him by honoring him and favoring him, he says: 'My Lord, has honored me' (15) However, when his Lord tests him by a measured amount of sustenance, he says, "God has disgraced me". (16) No indeed, but you show no kindness to the orphan, (17) and you urge not the feeding of the needy, (18) and you devour the inheritance greedily, (19) And you harbour intense love for wealth. (20) Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding, (21) when your Lord comes down with the angels, rank upon rank, (22) And the Hell on that Day shall be brought nigh. On that Day man shall remember, but how will remembrance avail him? (23) He will say: "Oh, would that I had provided beforehand for my life [to come]!" (24) But on that Day none will punish as He (Allah) will punish, (25) And none can bind as He will bind. (26) [But to the righteous, God will say], "O soul at peace, (27) return to your Lord wellpleased, wellpleasing. (28) And enter among My [righteous] servants (29) into My Paradise. (30)
True are the words of God the Almighty.
End of Surah: Dawn (Al-Fajr). Sent down in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)