Quran Chapter 89

The Daybreak

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[89.1] I swear 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 that there is an oath for those who possess understanding. [89.6] Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with Ad, [89.7] (The people of) Aram, possessors of lofty buildings, [89.8] The like of which were not created in the (other) cities; [89.9] And (with) Samood, who hewed out the rocks in the valley, [89.10] And (with) Firon, the lord of hosts, [89.11] Who committed inordinacy in the cities, [89.12] So they made great mischief therein? [89.13] Therefore your Lord let down upon them a portion of the chastisement. [89.14] Most sure!y your Lord is watching. [89.15] And as for man, when his Lord tries him, then treats him with honor and makes him lead an easy life, he says: My Lord honors me. [89.16] But when He tries him (differently), then straitens to him his means of subsistence, he says: My Lord has disgraced me. [89.17] Nay! but you do not honor the orphan, [89.18] Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor, [89.19] And you eat away the heritage, devouring (everything) indiscriminately, [89.20] And you love wealth with exceeding love. [89.21] Nay! when the earth is made to crumble to pieces, [89.22] And your Lord comes and (also) the angels in ranks, [89.23] And hell is made to appear on that day. On that day shall man be mindful, and what shall being mindful (then) avail him? [89.24] He shall say: O! would that I had sent before for (this) my life! [89.25] But on that day shall no one chastise with (anything like) His chastisement, [89.26] And no one shall bind with (anything like) His binding. [89.27] O soul that art at rest! [89.28] Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), [89.29] So enter among My servants, [89.30] And enter into My garden.