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Did you notice?
89:1  By the dawn,
89:2  by the ten holy nights,
89:3  by the even and the odd numbers,
89:4  and by the night as it slips away!
89:5  Isn’t there a convincing oath for an intelligent person?
89:6  Haven’t you considered how your Lord dealt with the people of Ad;
89:7  of Iram with its lofty pillars,
89:8  the likes of which haven’t existed in other lands;
89:9  and the people of Thamud who carved homes out of rocks in the valley;
89:10  and the Pharaoh, his temples with massive columns?
89:11  Those who transgressed in the lands,
89:12  who brought about havoc throughout them –
89:13  Your Lord let loose a scourge of suffering against them.
89:14  Your Lord is ever watchful
89:15  The mortal man, when His Lord tests him with honour and blessings says, “My Lord has honoured me.”
89:16  However, when He tests him by lessening his provision he says, “My Lord has shamed me.
89:17  On the contrary, it is you Makkans who don’t honour orphans,
89:18  and don’t urge others to feed the needy,
89:19  while you consume the whole of the orphans’ inheritance
89:20  with your insatiable love of wealth
89:21  So, how will you fare when the Earth is ground to dust,
89:22  and Your Lord’s command comes, and the angels stand in rows upon rows.
89:23  That Day Hell will be brought close, people will then remember. But how will remembering benefit them now?
89:24  They will say, “If only We had something to show for our lives!”
89:25  Then on that Day, He will punish as no one will ever punish,
89:26  and He will chain them as no one will ever chain
89:27  Allah will say: O happy soul!
89:28  Return to Your Lord cheerfully and loved;
89:29  now join the company of My servants
89:30  and come into My Paradise