About the Surah
Surah Title : الفجر
English Title : Al-Fajr
Order in Al-Mushaf : 89
Number of Verses : 30
Type : makkah
Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 593 To Page 594
بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
وَٱلشَّفۡعِ وَٱلۡوَتۡرِ3 3
And by the even and the odd (e.g. even is 10th of Dhul-Hijjah and odd is 9th of Dhul-Hijjah).
هَلۡ فِي ذَٰلِكَ قَسَمٞ لِّذِي حِجۡرٍ5 5
(After these oaths, Allah is in-viting the careless man to ponder). Are these oaths not sufficient for the sensible persons to stop (commit-ting sins)?
أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِعَادٍ6 6
[O Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)!] Did you not see how Allah has dealt with the A’d (people).
إِرَمَ ذَاتِ ٱلۡعِمَادِ7 7
And Iram (people, great grandfather of A’d, who were very tall) like big pillars,
وَثَمُودَ ٱلَّذِينَ جَابُواْ ٱلصَّخۡرَ بِٱلۡوَادِ9 9
And Thamud (people) who used to cut the rocks, in the valley (to make their dwellings).
وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ ذِي ٱلۡأَوۡتَادِ10 10
And Firaun and they had pegs, (i.e. He had big armies who fixed their tents with pegs).
ٱلَّذِينَ طَغَوۡاْ فِي ٱلۡبِلَٰدِ11 11
All of them transgressed (in the disobedience of Allah) in various lands.
فَصَبَّ عَلَيۡهِمۡ رَبُّكَ سَوۡطَ عَذَابٍ13 13
Hence, Allah inflicted upon them severe torments (and made them garbage).
فَأَمَّا ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ إِذَا مَا ٱبۡتَلَىٰهُ رَبُّهُۥ فَأَكۡرَمَهُۥ وَنَعَّمَهُۥ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّيٓ أَكۡرَمَنِ15 15
(The state of mind of man is such that) when his Creator tests man and be-stows upon him honour and Favours, he says: “Allah has made me an honourable person.” (He does not realize that the given honour is to test him whether he is grateful to Allah or not).
وَأَمَّآ إِذَا مَا ٱبۡتَلَىٰهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيۡهِ رِزۡقَهُۥ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّيٓ أَهَٰنَنِ16 16
And when He tests man by limiting his provisions (or means of livelihood), he says: “My Creator has put me to disgrace.”
كَلَّاۖ بَل لَّا تُكۡرِمُونَ ٱلۡيَتِيمَ17 17
Not at all. (Rather your own deeds caused you disgrace. Since) You don’t treat the orphan respect-fully.
وَلَا تَحَٰٓضُّونَ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ ٱلۡمِسۡكِينِ18 18
And you don’t encourage (and help) others to feed the needy (if you don’t have the means to do so).
وَتَأۡكُلُونَ ٱلتُّرَاثَ أَكۡلٗا لَّمّٗا19 19
And you eat up the inheritance greedily (by lawful and unlawful ways).
كَلَّآۖ إِذَا دُكَّتِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ دَكّٗا دَكّٗا21 21
(You think there is going to be no accountability.) Not at all. When earth will be crushed into tiny particles and levelled up.
وَجَآءَ رَبُّكَ وَٱلۡمَلَكُ صَفّٗا صَفّٗا22 22
And when your Creator will come and the angels will come in rows.
وَجِاْيٓءَ يَوۡمَئِذِۢ بِجَهَنَّمَۚ يَوۡمَئِذٖ يَتَذَكَّرُ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُ ٱلذِّكۡرَىٰ23 23
And Hell will be brought near that Day. Man will realize (his mistakes) that Day. But what is the benefit of his realization now? (None!)
يَقُولُ يَٰلَيۡتَنِي قَدَّمۡتُ لِحَيَاتِي24 24
Man will say: “Alas! I wish I had sent forth good deeds for my life (in the Hereafter).”
فَيَوۡمَئِذٖ لَّا يُعَذِّبُ عَذَابَهُۥٓ أَحَدٞ25 25
So on that Day, none will punish as Allah will punish.
يَٰٓأَيَّتُهَا ٱلنَّفۡسُ ٱلۡمُطۡمَئِنَّةُ27 27
(On the other hand it will be said:) “O you satisfied soul (who had no doubt or denial of Faith)!”
ٱرۡجِعِيٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةٗ مَّرۡضِيَّةٗ28 28
“Return to the (Mercy of) your Creator in such a manner that you be pleased with Him and He be pleased with you.”