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89:1  BY THE Daw
89:2  and the Ten Nights¹
89:3  by that which is dual, and that which is single
89:4  by the night, as it journeys on
89:5  Is there not in this a mighty oath for a man of sense
89:6  Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with ‘Ād
89:7  The many-columned city of Iram
89:8  whose like has never been created in the land
89:9  And Thamūd, who hewed out their dwellings among the rocks of the valley
89:10  And Pharaoh, who impaled his victims upon the stake
89:11  They had all led sinful lives
89:12  and made the land teem with wickedness
89:13  Therefore your Lord let loose on them the scourge of a torment
89:14  for from His eminence your Lord observes all
89:15  As for man, when his Lord tests him by honouring him and bestowing blessings on him, he says: ‘My Lord has honoured me.‘
89:16  But when He tests him by diminishing his provisions, he says: ‘My Lord despises me.‘
89:17  No! But you show no kindness to the orphan
89:18  nor do you vie with each other in feeding the destitute
89:19  Greedily you lay your hands on the inheritance of the weak
89:20  and you love riches with all your hearts
89:21  No! But when the earth is crushed to fine dust
89:22  and your Lord comes down with the angels, in their ranks
89:23  and Hell is on that day brought near ― on that day man will remember. And what will remembrance avail him
89:24  He will say: ‘Would that I had been charitable in my lifetime!‘
89:25  But on that day none will punish as He will punish
89:26  and none will bind with chains like His
89:27  O serene soul
89:28  Return to your Lord, well pleased, and pleasing in His sight
89:29  Join My servant
89:30  and enter My Paradise