Sura 89. The Dawn

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

[89:1] By the dawn.

[89:2] And the ten nights. *

*89:2 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 ‘Ãd?

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

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

[89:9] Also Thamûd, 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.