I CALL TO witness the daw
The multiple and the one
The night as it advances
Is there not an evidence in this for those who have sense
Have you not seen what your Lord did to the 'A
Of Eram with lofty pillars (erected as signposts in the desert)
The like of whom were never created in the realm
And with Thamud who carved rocks in the valley
And the mighty Pharao
Who terrorised the region
And multiplied corruption
So your Lord poured a scourge of punishment over them
Your Lord is certainly in wait
As 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."
But when He tries him by restraining his means, he says: "My Lord despises me."
No. In fact you are not generous to the orphans
Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor
And you devour (others') inheritance greedily
And love wealth with all your heart
Surely when We pound the earth to powder grounded, pounded to dust
And comes your Lord, and angels row on row
And Hell is brought near, that day will man remember, but of what avail will then remembering be
He will say: "Alas the woe! Would that I had sent ahead something in my life."
None can punish as He will punish on that day
And none can bind as He will bind
O you tranquil soul
Return to your Lord, well-pleased and well-pleasing Him
"Enter then among My votaries
Enter then My garden."