and the even and the odd
and by the night when it departs
Is there in this an oath for one endowed with understanding
Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with A
of Iram, known for their lofty columns
the like of whom no nation was ever created in the lands of the world
And how did He deal with Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley
And with Pharaoh of the tent peg
who transgressed in the countries of the worl
spreading in them much corruption
Then their Lord unloosed upon them the lash of chastisement
Truly your Lord is ever watchful
As for man, when his Lord tests him by exalting him and bestowing His bounties upon him, he says: "My Lord has exalted me."
But when He tests him by straitening his sustenance, he says: "My Lord has humiliated me."
But no; you do not treat the orphan honourably
and do not urge one another to feed the poor
and greedily devour the entire inheritance
and love the riches, loving them ardently
But no; when the earth is ground to powder
and when your Lord appears with rows upon rows of angels
and when Hell is brought near that Day. On that Day will man understand, but of what avail will that understanding be
He will say: "Would that I had sent ahead what would be of avail for this life of mine!"
Then on that Day Allah will chastise as none other can chastise
and Allah will bind as none other can bind
(On the other hand it will be said): "O serene soul
Return to your Lord well-pleased (with your blissful destination), well-pleasing (to your Lord)
So enter among My (righteous) servant
and enter My Paradise."