Sura 89: Dawn (Al-Fajr)

Sura 89:  Dawn (Al-Fajr)

Number of verses in sura: 30

Order of revelation: 10

 

[89:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[89:1]  By the dawn.

 

[89:2]  And the ten nights.*

 

*89:2 The last ten nights of Ramadan, wherein many believers retreat to the masjids (2:187).

 

[89:3]  By the even and the odd.*

 

*89:3 See Appendix 1 for the role of the even numbers and the odd numbers.

 

[89:4]  By the night as it passes.

 

[89:5]  A profound oath, for one who possesses intelligence.

 

[89:6]  Have you noted what your Lord did to `Aad?

 

[89:7]  Erum; the town with tall buildings.

 

[89:8]  There was nothing like it anywhere.

 

[89:9]  Also Thamoud, who carved the rocks in their valley.

 

[89:10]  And Pharaoh who possessed might.

 

[89:11]  They all transgressed in the land.

 

[89:12]  They spread evil throughout.

 

[89:13]  Consequently, your Lord poured upon them a whipping retribution.

 

[89:14]  Your Lord is ever watchful.

 

[89:15]  When the human being is tested by his Lord, through blessings and joy, he says, “My Lord is generous towards me.”

 

[89:16]  But if He tests him through reduction in provisions, he says, “My Lord is humiliating me!”

 

[89:17]  Wrong! It is you who brought it on yourselves by not regarding the orphan.

 

[89:18]  And not advocating charity towards the poor.

 

[89:19]  And consuming the inheritance of helpless orphans.

 

[89:20]  And loving the money too much.

 

[89:21]  Indeed, when the earth is crushed, utterly crushed.

 

[89:22]  And your Lord comes, together with the angels in row after row.

 

[89:23]  On that day, Gehenna will be brought forth. On that day, the human being will remember – but what a remembrance – it will be too late.

 

[89:24]  He will say, “Oh, I wish I prepared for my (eternal) life.”

 

[89:25]  On that day, no retribution could be worse than His retribution.

 

[89:26]  And no confinement is as effective as His confinement.

 

[89:27]  As for you, O content soul.

 

[89:28]  Return to your Lord, pleased and pleasing.

 

[89:29]  Welcome into My servants.

 

[89:30]  Welcome into My Paradise.