Asalam o Alykum, welcome to 197th part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read Surah Al-Fajr. Surah Al-Fajr is the 89th Surah of the Holy Quran and is comprised of 30 verses. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1- By the break of Day
2- By the Nights twice five;
3- By the even and odd (contrasted);
4- And by the Night when it passeth away;-
5- Is there (not) in these an adjuration (or evidence) for those who understand?
6- Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt wit the ‘Ad (people),-
7- Of the (city of) Iram, with lofty pillars,
8- The like of which were not produced in (all) the land?
9- And with the Thamud (people), who cut out (huge) rocks in the valley?-
10- And with Pharaoh, lord of stakes?
11- (All) these transgressed beyond bounds in the lands,
12- And heaped therein mischief (on mischief).
13- Therefore did thy Lord pour on them a scourge of diverse chastisements:
14- For thy Lord is (as a Guardian) on a watch-tower.
15- Now, as for man, when his Lord trieth him, giving him honor and gifts, then saith he, (puffed up), “My Lord hath honored me.”
16- But when He trieth him, restricting his subsistence for him, then saith he (in despair), “My Lord hath humiliated me!”
17- Nay, nay! but ye honor not the orphans!
18- Nor do ye encourage one another to feed the poor!-
19- And ye devour inheritance – all with greed,
20- And ye love wealth with inordinate love!
21- Nay! When the earh is pounded to powder,
22- And thy Lord cometh, and His angels, rank upon rank,
23- And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how that remembrance profit him?
24- He will say: “Ah! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my (Future) Life!”
25- For, that Day, His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict,
26- And His bonds will be such as none (other) can bind.
27- (To the righteous soul will be said:) “O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction!
28- “Come back thou to thy Lord,- well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him!
29- “Enter thou, then, among My devotees!
30- “Yea, enter thou My Heaven!”
May Allah Have Mercy on us all. (Ameen)
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