In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
89:1 By the daybreak!
89:2 And the ten nights!
89:3 And the even and the odd!
89:4 And the night when it departs!
89:5 Truly in this is an oath for men of understanding.
89:6 Hast thou not considered how thy Lord dealt with ‘Ad,
89:7 (Of) Iram, having lofty buildings,
89:8 The like of which were not created in the land;
89:9 And (with) Thamud, who hewed out rocks in the valley;
89:10 And Pharaoh, the lord of hosts,
89:11 Who exceeded limits in the cities,
89:12 And made great mischief therein?
89:13 So thy Lord poured on them a portion of chastisement.
89:14 Surely thy Lord is Watchful;
89:15 As for man, when his Lord tries him, then gives him honour and favours him, he says: My Lord honours me.
89:16 But when He tries him, then straitens to him his subsistence, he says: My Lord has disgraced me.
89:17 Nay, but you honour not the orphan,
89:18 Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor,
89:19 And you devour heritage, devouring all,
89:20 And you love wealth with exceeding love.
89:21 Nay, when the earth is made to crumble to pieces,
89:22 And thy Lord comes with the angels, ranks on ranks;
89:23 And hell is made to appear that day. On that day man will be mindful, and of what use will being mindful be then?
89:24 He will say: O would that I had sent before for (this) my life!
89:25 But none can punish as He will punish on that day.
89:26 And none can bind as He will bind on that day.
89:27 O soul that art at rest,
89:28 Return to thy Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing,
89:29 So enter among My servants,
89:30 And enter My Garden!