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89:1  By the emerging dawn (that dispels the darkness of night),
89:2  And by the ten (blessed) nights,
89:3  And by the even and the odd,
89:4  And by the night as it departs. (Every night or particularly the night of Muzdalifa or the night of Qadr.
89:5  Surely, in that is a mighty oath for the wise
89:6  Have you not seen how your Lord treated (the people of ‘Ad)
89:7  (They) were (the people) of Iram (and) were (tall like) lofty columns (possessing towering castles)
89:8  The like of which has not (at all) been created in the countries (of the world)
89:9  And (what treatment was given to) Thamud, who carved rocks (and constructed hundreds of cities) in the (Qura) valley
89:10  And (how was) Pharaoh (dealt with), who wielded large armies (and used to punish victims with stakes)
89:11  (They were) the people who perpetrated tyranny in their (respective) countries
89:12  And spread great mischief and corruption there
89:13  Then your Lord unleashed the scourge of punishment on them
89:14  Indeed, your Lord is Ever-Watchful (over the tyrant transgressors)
89:15  But as for man, when his Lord tests him (by providing him pleasure and comfort) and honours him and gives him bounties, he says: ‘My Lord has honoured me.
89:16  But when He tries him (by afflicting him with pain and discomfort) and limits his means of sustenance, he says: ‘My Lord has humiliated me.
89:17  No indeed! But (the truth is that after you gain honour and good fortune), you do not give honour and care to orphans
89:18  Nor do you inspire one another (in society) to promote the feeding of the destitute (i.e., the poor and the needy)
89:19  And you lay hand on the inherited wealth and devour it (yourselves and do not pay the poverty-stricken their due)
89:20  And you love wealth and riches inordinately
89:21  Assuredly, when the earth will be cleft asunder and crushed to dust particles
89:22  And your Lord will unveil His Light and the angels will appear (before His presence) rank upon rank
89:23  And that Day, Hell will be brought forth. On that Day man will come to understand, but how will admonition (avail him then)
89:24  He will say: ‘Would that I had sent (something) ahead of me for my (real) life (which would have helped me Today)!
89:25  But that Day no one will be able to torment like His torment
89:26  And no one will be able to bind as He binds
89:27  O contented (pleased) self
89:28  Return to your Lord in such a state that you are both the aspirant to, and the aspired of, His pleasure (i.e., you seek His pleasure and He seeks yours)
89:29  So join My (perfect) servants
89:30  And enter My Paradise (of nearness and sight)