89: The Dawn

Cruelty and Violence
Injustice
Intolerance

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89: The Dawn

89:1 By the Dawn
89:2 And ten nights,
89:3 And the Even and the Odd,
89:4 And the night when it departeth,
89:5 There surely is an oath for thinking man.
89:6 Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of) A'ad,
89:7 With many-columned Iram,
89:8 The like of which was not created in the lands;
89:9 And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the valley;
89:10 And with Pharaoh, firm of might,
89:11 Who (all) were rebellious (to Allah) in these lands, Allah poured the disaster of His punishment upon those who rebelled against him.
89:12 And multiplied iniquity therein ?
89:13 Therefore thy Lord poured on them the disaster of His punishment.
89:14 Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.
89:15 As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me.
89:16 But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he saith: My Lord despiseth me.
89:17 Nay, but ye (for your part) honour not the orphan
89:18 And urge not on the feeding of the poor.
89:19 And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.
89:20 And love wealth with abounding love.
89:21 Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding,
89:22 And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,
89:23 And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance (then avail him) ?
89:24 He will say: Ah, would that I had sent before me (some provision) for my life!
89:25 None punisheth as He will punish on that day!
89:26 None bindeth as He then will bind.
89:27 But ah! thou soul at peace!
89:28 Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!
89:29 Enter thou among My bondmen!
89:30 Enter thou My Garden!

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