Holy Quran 89


1I CALL TO witness the dawn
2And the Ten Nights,
3The multiple and the one,
4The night as it advances,
5Is there not an evidence in this for those who have sense?
6Have you not seen what your Lord did to the 'Ad
7Of Eram with lofty pillars (erected as signposts in the desert),
8The like of whom were never created in the realm;
9And with Thamud who carved rocks in the valley;
10And the mighty Pharaoh
11Who terrorised the region,
12And multiplied corruption.
13So your Lord poured a scourge of punishment over them.
14Your Lord is certainly in wait.
15As for man, whenever his Lord tries him and then is gracious and provides good things for him, he says: "My Lord has been gracious to me."
16But when He tries him by restraining his means, he says: "My Lord despises me."
17No. In fact you are not generous to the orphans,
18Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor,
19And you devour (others') inheritance greedily,
20And love wealth with all your heart.
21Surely when We pound the earth to powder grounded, pounded to dust,
22And comes your Lord, and angels row on row,
23And Hell is brought near, that day will man remember, but of what avail will then remembering be?
24He will say: "Alas the woe! Would that I had sent ahead something in my life."
25None can punish as He will punish on that day,
26And none can bind as He will bind.
27O you tranquil soul,
28Return to your Lord, well-pleased and well-pleasing Him.
29"Enter then among My votaries,
30Enter then My garden."