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 break of Day (1) By the Nights twice five; (2) And the even and the odd, (3) And by the night when it departs. (4) Is there not an evidence in this for those who have sense? (5) Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of) A'ad, (6) of the columned (city) of Iram, (7) whose like has never been created in any other land. (8) (Also consider how He dealt with) the Thamud, who carved their houses out of the rocks in the valley. (9) And (with) Fir'aun (Pharaoh), who had pegs (who used to torture men by binding them to pegs)? (10) Who all waxed exorbitant in the cities, (11) And heaped therein mischief (on mischief). (12) Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisements: (13) Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful. (14) Now, as for man, when his Lord trieth him, giving him honour and gifts, then saith he, (puffed up), "My Lord hath honoured me." (15) But when He tries him by restraining his means, he says: "My Lord despises me." (16) No. In fact you are not generous to the orphans, (17) Nor do ye encourage one another to feed the poor!- (18) And ye devour inheritance - all with greed, (19) And you harbour intense love for wealth. (20) No! When the earth has been leveled - pounded and crushed - (21) And thy Lord shall come and the angels, rank on rank. (22) and Gehenna (Hell) is brought near on that Day the human will remember, and how shall the Reminder be for him? (23) He will say: would that I had sent before for this life of mine! (24) For, that Day, His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict, (25) and Allah will bind as none other can bind. (26) (To the righteous soul will be said:) "O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! (27) Return to your Lord well-pleased (with your blissful destination), well-pleasing (to your Lord). (28) So enter among My servants, (29) into My Paradise. (30)
Allah the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: Dawn (Al-Fajr). Sent down in Mecca after The Night (Al-Layl) before The Forenoon (Al-Duhaa)