Dawn (Al-Fajr)
30 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
By the Dawn (1) by the Ten (secret) Nights, (2) And the even and the odd, (3) And by oath of the night when it recedes (4) Is there (not) in these an adjuration (or evidence) for those who understand? (5) Bethinkest thou not in what wise thy Lord did with the 'A'ad: (6) of the columned (city) of Iram, (7) the like of which was never created in the countries? (8) and with the Thamud, who cut out [huge] rocks in the valley, (9) And the mighty Pharaoh (10) Who terrorised the region, (11) spreading in them much corruption? (12) Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisements: (13) Truly your Lord is ever watchful. (14) As for man, when his Lord tests him by honoring him and favoring him, he says: 'My Lord, has honored me' (15) But when He tests him by straitening his sustenance, he says: “My Lord has humiliated me.” (16) No! But you show no good to the orphan, (17) nor do you urge one another to feed the poor, (18) And ye devour heritages with devouring greed. (19) And ye love wealth with inordinate love! (20) No indeed! When the earth is crushed and ground to dust, (21) and your Lord comes 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: 'Would that I had forwarded (good works) for my life!' (24) Then on that Day Allah will chastise as none other can chastise; (25) And no one binds like He does! (26) [But unto the righteous God will say,] "O thou human being that hast attained to inner peace! (27) Return to your Lord, well-pleased and well-pleasing Him. (28) Enter among My servants (29) Enter thou My Paradise!' (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)