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Did you notice?
89:1  (I swear by) the dawn
89:2  The ten nights (of the month of ´Hajj´)
89:3  Even and odd (numbers)
89:4  And the night as it passes
89:5  Is there a (more solemn) vow for the sensible ones
89:6  Are you not aware of what your Lord did to the (people of) ´Aads´
89:7  Those well known for the high pillars (of their architecture)
89:8  Such that the likes of them had never been raised in other cities
89:9  And (how He dealt) with the people of ´Samood´, who hollowed out huge rocks (and built palaces) in the valley
89:10  And with the pharaoh wielding the kingdom
89:11  Those who transgressed and crossed all bounds in the lands
89:12  And vastly increased mischief and corruption in the land
89:13  So your Lord unleashed upon them the scourge of suffering
89:14  Indeed, your Lord is ever so vigilant
89:15  Such is man! When his Lord puts him through a test by granting him honor and a life of ease, he says, "My Lord has honored me!"
89:16  And when He tests him by restricting his means of livelihood, he says, "My Lord has disgraced me!"
89:17  Not at all! In fact, you do not treat the orphans kindly
89:18  Nor do you encourage each other to feed the poor
89:19  Greedily, you (misappropriate and) devour the inheritance (of the weak, the widows and the orphans)
89:20  You love wealth with all your heart
89:21  No, of course not! (On the day) when the earth is pounded repeatedly and crushed
89:22  And your Lord (Himself) comes down, along with His angels ranked in rows
89:23  And (the day) the hell is brought (in view), is the day when man shall remember clearly. But rememberance then will be of no avail
89:24  Man will say, "Alas! If only I had sent ahead of me (the good deeds) for this life of mine!"
89:25  No one can punish (as severely) as He will, that day
89:26  No one can tie up and bind as (securely as) He will (that day)
89:27  (The righteous would be told), "Oh you, the tranquil peaceful soul!"
89:28  "Return to your Lord contented and happy, having won His pleasure!"
89:29  "Join My (honored) servants!"
89:30  "And enter My (idyllic blissful) paradise!"