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.