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and at night when it sets out.
not in that an oath to be sworn for a possessor of intelligence?
Hast thou not considered how thy Lord accomplished with Ad,
with Iram of the pillars
of which are not created the likes in the land?
And with Thamud, those who hollowed out the rocks in the valley?
And with Pharaoh, the possessor of the stakes,
those who were
defiant in the land
and made much corruption in it?
So thy Lord unloosed on them a scourge of punishment.
Truly, thy Lord is
, surely, on the watch.
Then, as for the human being, when his Lord tested him and honored him and lauded him, he says: My Lord honored me.
But whenever He tested him and constricted his provision for him, he says: My Lord despised me.
No indeed! Nay! You honor not the orphan
and you encouraged not one another about food for the needy
and you consume the inheritance, a greedy consuming,
and you love wealth with an ardent cherishing.
No indeed! When the earth will be ground to powder, ground to powder, ground to powder,
and thy Lord will draw near, and the angels, ranged in rows,
on the Day hell is brought about. On that Day the human being will recollect. And how will
the reminder be
He will say: O would that I had put forward from this life for the world to come!
Then, on that Day, He will punish no one the like of
And no one will bind as His restraints.
O soul, one that is at peace!
Return to thy Lord, one that is well-pleasing, well-pleased:
Enter thou among My servants
and thou enter My Garden!
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