Dawn (Al-Fajr)
30 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
I CALL TO witness the dawn (1) and ten nights (of pilgrimage or the last ten days of Ramadan), (2) by the even, and the odd, (3) And by the night when it departeth, (4) Is there in this an oath for one endowed with understanding? (5) Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with Ad, (6) of Iram, known for their lofty columns, (7) The like of which was not created in the lands; (8) And Thamood, who hewed out the rocks of the valley? (9) And with Fir'awn, owner of the stakes (10) (All) these transgressed beyond bounds in the lands, (11) and worked much corruption therein? (12) (Therefore) your Lord let loose upon them a scourge of punishment; (13) Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful. (14) So man, whenever his Lord tests him by giving him honour and favours thereupon he says, “My Lord has honoured me.” (15) But when He tests him by restricting his provision, he says: 'My Lord has humiliated me' (16) Not at all but rather you do not honour the orphan. (17) or urge one another to feed the destitute? (18) and you devour the inheritance [of others] with devouring greed, (19) And ye love wealth with inordinate love! (20) When the earth is crushed into small pieces (21) And your Lord comes and (also) the angels in ranks, (22) And brought [within view], that Day, is Hell - that Day, man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance? (23) He will say: "Alas the woe! Would that I had sent ahead something in my life." (24) But on that day shall no one chastise with (anything like) His chastisement, (25) nor will any bind as He binds. (26) Serene soul, (27) "Come back to your Lord, Well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing unto Him! (28) Enter thou among My servants! (29) And come into My Paradise! (30)
Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: Dawn (Al-Fajr). Sent down in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)