بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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 with 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 honour and gifts, then saith he, (puffed up), "My Lord hath honoured 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 honour 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 earth 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 will 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!