Al-Fajr - The Dawn, Daybreak - Meccan

  1. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  2. 89:1 By the break of Day

  3. 89:2 By the Nights twice five;

  4. 89:3 By the even and odd (contrasted);

  5. 89:4 And by the Night when it passeth away;-

  6. 89:5 Is there (not) in these an adjuration (or evidence) for those who understand?

  7. 89:6 Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the 'Ad (people),-

  8. 89:7 Of the (city of) Iram, with lofty pillars,

  9. 89:8 The like of which were not produced in (all) the land?

  10. 89:9 And with the Thamud (people), who cut out (huge) rocks in the valley?-

  11. 89:10 And with Pharaoh, lord of stakes?

  12. 89:11 (All) these transgressed beyond bounds in the lands,

  13. 89:12 And heaped therein mischief (on mischief).

  14. 89:13 Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisements:

  15. 89:14 For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower.

  16. 89:15 Now, as for man, when his Lord trieth him, giving him honour and gifts, then saith he, (puffed up), "My Lord hath honoured me."

  17. 89:16 But when He trieth him, restricting his subsistence for him, then saith he (in despair), "My Lord hath humiliated me!"

  18. 89:17 Nay, nay! but ye honour not the orphans!

  19. 89:18 Nor do ye encourage one another to feed the poor!-

  20. 89:19 And ye devour inheritance - all with greed,

  21. 89:20 And ye love wealth with inordinate love!

  22. 89:21 Nay! When the earth is pounded to powder,

  23. 89:22 And thy Lord cometh, and His angels, rank upon rank,

  24. 89:23 And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him?

  25. 89:24 He will say: "Ah! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my (Future) Life!"

  26. 89:25 For, that Day, His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict,

  27. 89:26 And His bonds will be such as none (other) can bind.

  28. 89:27 (To the righteous soul will be said:) "O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction!

  29. 89:28 "Come back thou to thy Lord,- well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him!

  30. 89:29 "Enter thou, then, among My devotees!

  31. 89:30 "Yea, enter thou My Heaven!