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89:1  Hereby God swears by the dawn
89:2  and by ten [important] nights [in Islam ( the first ten nights of Zul- Hadj or the last ten nights of Ramadan).]
89:3  and by even and the odd [it may refer to the exactness of mathematics or to the he contrast]
89:4  and by the night when it turns into the day
89:5  Indeed in all these oaths there are subjects of thought for the thinkers
89:6  Do you know how your Lord dealt with the nation of Ad [an ancient tribe who refused to submit themselves to the will of God and were accordingly dealt with]
89:7  The residents of the city of Eram&hellip
89:8  … who were living in such beautiful houses that nobody had built anything like it before
89:9  And the nation of Thamud whose people had built their houses inside the rocky mountain
89:10  And the mighty Pharaoh who&hellip
89:11  …. was such a tyrant in governing his land
89:12  They were merciless tyrants
89:13  So your Lord punished them in earth with a portion of punishment which they will receive in the Hell
89:14  Your Lord did that in order to remind mankind that He is watching
89:15  When man is being tried in wealth [to see how he behaves], he considers it as a God’s reward
89:16  When man is being tried in poverty [to see how he handles the situation], he considers it as a God’s punishment
89:17  How awful of you people who&hellip
89:18  … treat the orphan badly,&hellip
89:19  … do not care about the hungry one, cheat each other from the inheritance and&hellip
89:20  … love the wealth exceedingly
89:21  Be mindful of a day that earth explodes with a quake and you will meet your Lord&hellip
89:22  … being accompanied by the angles
89:23  You will then be mindful when you see the Hell being shown to you
89:24  Then man will be sorry that he has not sent any good deed as a preparation for his life after death
89:25  God’s punishment (passed to the guilty one) on that day, is not comparable with any punishment that man has ever suffered with
89:26  Man is never taken to account as he will be taken to account by God on that day
89:27  The righteous one, on the contrary, will be offered a heavenly peace
89:28  He will be said: “Come back to your Lord; He is pleased with you and you will be pleased with Him.&rdquo
89:29  You deserve to be knighted as My servant;&hellip
89:30  … enter into the Heaven and enjoy it