by the ten holy
by the even and the odd numbers,
and by the night as it slips away!
Isn’t there a convincing
oath for an intelligent person?
Haven’t you considered how your Lord dealt with the people of
Iram with its
the likes of which haven’t existed in other
and the people of
Thamud who carved homes out of
rocks in the valley;
and the Pharaoh, his temples
with massive columns?
Those who transgressed in the lands,
who brought about havoc throughout them –
Your Lord let loose a scourge of suffering against them.
Your Lord is ever watchful
man, when His Lord tests him with honour and blessings says, “My Lord has honoured me.”
However, when He tests him by lessening his provision he says, “My Lord has shamed me.
On the contrary, it is you Makkans
who don’t honour orphans,
and don’t urge others to feed the needy,
while you consume the whole of the orphans’
with your insatiable love of wealth
So, how will you fare when the Earth is ground to dust,
and Your Lord’s command comes, and the angels stand
in rows upon rows.
That Day Hell will be brought close, people will then remember. But how will remembering benefit
They will say, “If only We had something to show for our lives!”
Then on that Day, He will punish as no one will ever punish,
and He will chain them as no one will ever chain
Allah will say: O happy soul!
Return to Your Lord cheerfully and loved;
now join the company of
and come into My Paradise