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Did you notice?
89:1  By the break of Da
89:2  By the Nights twice five
89:3  By the even and odd (contrasted)
89:4  And by the Night when it passeth away;
89:5  Is there (not) in these an adjuration (or evidence) for those who understand
89:6  Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the 'Ad (people),
89:7  Of the (city of) Iram, with lofty pillars
89:8  The like of which were not produced in (all) the land
89:9  And with the Thamud (people), who cut out (huge) rocks in the valley?
89:10  And with Pharaoh, lord of stakes
89:11  (All) these transgressed beyond bounds in the lands
89:12  And heaped therein mischief (on mischief)
89:13  Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisements
89:14  For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower
89:15  Now, as for man, when his Lord trieth him, giving him honour and gifts, then saith he, (puffed up), "My Lord hath honoured me."
89:16  But when He trieth him, restricting his subsistence for him, then saith he (in despair), "My Lord hath humiliated me!"
89:17  Nay, nay! but ye honour not the orphans
89:18  Nor do ye encourage one another to feed the poor!
89:19  And ye devour inheritance - all with greed
89:20  And ye love wealth with inordinate love
89:21  Nay! When the earth is pounded to powder
89:22  And thy Lord cometh, and His angels, rank upon rank
89:23  And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him
89:24  He will say: "Ah! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my (Future) Life!"
89:25  For, that Day, His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict
89:26  And His bonds will be such as none (other) can bind
89:27  (To the righteous soul will be said:) "O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction
89:28  "Come back thou to thy Lord,- well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him
89:29  "Enter thou, then, among My devotees
89:30  "Yea, enter thou My Heaven