Surah Al-Fajr: The Dawn
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
CONSIDER the Dawn,
and the ten nights,
and the Even, and the Odd,
and the night when it passes away.
Is there not in these things an oath for one possessed of understanding?
Have you not seen how your Rabb dealt with ‘Ad,
Iram, possessors of lofty structures,
these— the like of which have not been erected in cities;
and Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley;
and Fir‘awn the lord of hosts,—
who had rebelled in the cities,
so they increasingly did mischief-making therein?
Therefore Your Rabb let fall upon them diverse punishment.
Verily your Rabb is indeed on a watch-tower.
Moreover as for man, when his Rabb disciplines him thus honors him and favors him, then he says: “My Rabb has honored me.”
But when He disciplines him and measures out to him his provision, then he says: “My Rabb has disgraced me.”
No, but you do not honor the orphan,
nor do you urge on feeding the poor;
and you devour the heritage an entire devouring;
and you love wealth with exceeding love.