Surah As-Shams: The Sun
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
CONSIDER the Sun, and its advancing brightness,
and the Moon as she follows it,
and the Day when it reveals its brilliance,
and the Night when it draws a covering over it.
And the heaven and Who made it;
and the earth and Who expanded it;
and the Soul and Who perfected it;
and He inspired into it its wickedness and its piety.
He indeed prospers who purifies it;
and he certainly fails who corrupts it.
Thamud belied in their transgression,
when the vilest of them rose up,
then the rasul of Allah told them: “A she-camel of Allah, and let her drink.”
But they rejected him, and hamstrung her; so their Rabb let fall destruction upon them because of their sin, and He leveled them.
And He did not care its consequences.