089.001 By the Dawn
089.002 And ten nights,
089.003 And the Even and the Odd,
089.004 And the night when it departeth,
089.005 There surely is an oath for thinking man.
089.006 Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of) A'ad,
089.007 With many-columned Iram,
089.008 The like of which was not created in the lands;
089.009 And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the valley;
089.010 And with Pharaoh, firm of might,
089.011 Who (all) were rebellious (to Allah) in these lands,
089.012 And multiplied iniquity therein ?
089.013 Therefore thy Lord poured on them the disaster of His punishment.
089.014 Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.
089.015 As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me.
089.016 But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he saith: My Lord despiseth me.
089.017 Nay, but ye (for your part) honour not the orphan
089.018 And urge not on the feeding of the poor.
089.019 And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.
089.020 And love wealth with abounding love.
089.021 Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding,
089.022 And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,
089.023 And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance (then avail him) ?
089.024 He will say: Ah, would that I had sent before me (some provision) for my life!
089.025 None punisheth as He will punish on that day!
089.026 None bindeth as He then will bind.
089.027 But ah! thou soul at peace!
089.028 Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!
089.029 Enter thou among My bondmen!
089.030 Enter thou My Garden!