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89:1  By the break of Day; (Allah swears by the Dawn of the Day
89:2  And by the ten nights
89:3  And by the even and odd (contrasted)
89:4  And by the night when it passes away; &mdash
89:5  Is there (not) in these a Sign for those who understand
89:6  Do you not see how your Mighty Lord dealt with the people of 'Ad &mdash
89:7  (And with the people) of the (city of) Iram, with lofty pillars
89:8  Which have not been reproduced in (all) the land
89:9  And with the people of Samood (Thamud) who cut out (huge) rocks in the valley? &mdash
89:10  And with Firon (Pharaoh), the lord of stakes
89:11  These (people) exceeded beyond limits in the lands
89:12  And here (they) piled mischief (upon mischief)
89:13  Therefore did your Mighty Lord send upon them very lowly punishments
89:14  Because your (Mighty) Lord is (like a Guardian) on a watch tower
89:15  Now, as for man, when his Mighty Lord tries him (by) giving him honor and gifts then he (proudly) says, "My Mighty Lord has honored me."
89:16  But when He tries him, (by) restricting his livelihood for him, then he says (in despair), "My Mighty Lord has put me to shame!"
89:17  No, no! But you do not honor the orphans
89:18  Nor do you encourage one another to feed the poor! &mdash
89:19  And you (wrongly) consume inheritance— With all (the) greed
89:20  And you love wealth with passion
89:21  No! When the earth is pounded to powder
89:22  And your Mighty Lord arrives and His angels, rank upon rank
89:23  And on that Day, (when) Hell is brought (face to face), — On that Day will man remember, but (alas!) how will that remembrance profit him
89:24  He (the man) will say: "Ah! Had I sent forward (good deeds) for my (future) Life!"
89:25  Because, that Day, his punishment will be such like no one (else) can inflict
89:26  And His bonds will be such as none (else) can bind
89:27  (To the righteous person will be said:) "O, (you) soul, with (complete) rest and satisfaction
89:28  "Come back you to your Lord,— Well pleased (yourself), and well-pleasing to Him
89:29  "Enter you, among My devotees
89:30  "Yes, enter you My heaven!"