Dawn (Al-Fajr)
30 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
By the break of Day (1) and ten nights, (2) by the even and the odd, (3) And by oath of the night when it recedes (4) Indeed in that there is an oath for a man of sense. (5) Did you not see how did your Lord deal with (the tribe of) Aad? (6) Who were very tall like lofty pillars, (7) the like of which has never been created in the land, (8) And with Thamud who carved rocks in the valley; (9) And (with) Fir'aun (Pharaoh), who had pegs (who used to torture men by binding them to pegs)? (10) All of them committed excesses in their lands, (11) and exceeded in corruption therein. (12) So your Lord poured upon them a scourge of punishment. (13) For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower. (14) As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me. (15) whereas, whenever He tries him by straitening his means of livelihood, he says, "My Sustainer has disgraced me!" (16) Nay, nay! but ye honour not the orphans! (17) Nor urge upon each other the feeding of the poor, (18) and greedily devour the entire inheritance, (19) And love wealth with all your heart. (20) Most certainly when the earth is smashed and blown to bits. (21) and your Lord comes with the angels, rank upon rank, (22) And hell is made to appear on that day. On that day shall man be mindful, and what shall being mindful (then) avail him? (23) He will say: would that I had sent before for this life of mine! (24) Upon that day none shall chastise as He chastises, (25) And no one shall bind with (anything like) His binding. (26) O you tranquil soul, (27) Return to your Lord well-pleased (with your blissful destination), well-pleasing (to your Lord). (28) Join My worshipers and (29) Enter 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)