Dawn (Al-Fajr)
30 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
By the dawn (1) by the Ten Nights, (2) by the odd and even (8th and 9th Dhil-hajj) (3) The night as it advances, (4) Is there in this an oath for one endowed with understanding? (5) Have you not heard how your Lord dealt with Aad? (6) (The people of) Aram, possessors of lofty buildings, (7) the like of which was never created in the countries? (8) And Thamood, who hewed out the rocks of the valley? (9) And [with] Pharaoh, owner of the stakes? - (10) [It was they] who transgressed all bounds of equity all over their lands, (11) and brought about great corruption therein: (12) Thy Lord unloosed on them a scourge of chastisement; (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) But when He tries him by restraining his means, he says: "My Lord despises me." (16) No! But you show no good to the orphan, (17) and you do not urge one another to feed the needy, (18) And devour the inheritance devouring greedily, (19) and you love wealth with an ardent love (20) Nay! When the earth is ground to powder, (21) And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank, (22) And Hell is brought near, that day will man remember, but of what avail will then remembering be? (23) He will say, "Would that I had done some good deeds for this life". (24) None can punish as He will punish on that day, (25) And none will bind [as severely] as His binding [of the evildoers]. (26) O you tranquil soul, (27) Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), (28) And enter among My [righteous] servants (29) "Yea, enter thou My Heaven! (30)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: Dawn (Al-Fajr). Sent down in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)