Surah Al Fajr with English translation

Surah Al Fajr with English translation

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

89:1 وَالْفَجْرِ

By the dawn

89:2 وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ

And [by] ten nights

89:3 وَالشَّفْعِ وَالْوَتْرِ

And [by] the even [number] and the odd

89:4 وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَسْرِ

And [by] the night when it passes,

89:5 هَلْ فِي ذَٰلِكَ قَسَمٌ لِذِي حِجْرٍ

Is there [not] in [all] that an oath [sufficient] for one of perception?

89:6 أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِعَادٍ

Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with ‘Aad –

89:7 إِرَمَ ذَاتِ الْعِمَادِ

[With] Iram – who had lofty pillars,

89:8 الَّتِي لَمْ يُخْلَقْ مِثْلُهَا فِي الْبِلَادِ

The likes of whom had never been created in the land?

89:9 وَثَمُودَ الَّذِينَ جَابُوا الصَّخْرَ بِالْوَادِ

And [with] Thamud, who carved out the rocks in the valley?

89:10 وَفِرْعَوْنَ ذِي الْأَوْتَادِ

And [with] Pharaoh, owner of the stakes? –

89:11 الَّذِينَ طَغَوْا فِي الْبِلَادِ

[All of] whom oppressed within the lands

89:12 فَأَكْثَرُوا فِيهَا الْفَسَادَ

And increased therein the corruption.

89:13 فَصَبَّ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّكَ سَوْطَ عَذَابٍ

So your Lord poured upon them a scourge of punishment.

89:14 إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِالْمِرْصَادِ

Indeed, your Lord is in observation.

89:15 فَأَمَّا الْإِنْسَانُ إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَأَكْرَمَهُ وَنَعَّمَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَكْرَمَنِ

And as for man, when his Lord tries him and [thus] is generous to him and favors him, he says, “My Lord has honored me.”

89:16 وَأَمَّا إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيْهِ رِزْقَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَهَانَنِ

But when He tries him and restricts his provision, he says, “My Lord has humiliated me.”

89:17 كَلَّا ۖ بَلْ لَا تُكْرِمُونَ الْيَتِيمَ

No! But you do not honor the orphan

89:18 وَلَا تَحَاضُّونَ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ

And you do not encourage one another to feed the poor.

89:19 وَتَأْكُلُونَ التُّرَاثَ أَكْلًا لَمًّا

And you consume inheritance, devouring [it] altogether,

89:20 وَتُحِبُّونَ الْمَالَ حُبًّا جَمًّا

And you love wealth with immense love.

89:21 كَلَّا إِذَا دُكَّتِ الْأَرْضُ دَكًّا دَكًّا

No! When the earth has been leveled – pounded and crushed –

89:22 وَجَاءَ رَبُّكَ وَالْمَلَكُ صَفًّا صَفًّا

And your Lord has come and the angels, rank upon rank,

89:23 وَجِيءَ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِجَهَنَّمَ ۚ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَذَكَّرُ الْإِنْسَانُ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُ الذِّكْرَىٰ

And brought [within view], that Day, is Hell – that Day, man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance?

89:24 يَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي قَدَّمْتُ لِحَيَاتِي

He will say, “Oh, I wish I had sent ahead [some good] for my life.”

89:25 فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لَا يُعَذِّبُ عَذَابَهُ أَحَدٌ

So on that Day, none will punish [as severely] as His punishment,

89:26 وَلَا يُوثِقُ وَثَاقَهُ أَحَدٌ

And none will bind [as severely] as His binding [of the evildoers].

89:27 يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ

[To the righteous it will be said], “O reassured soul,

89:28 ارْجِعِي إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَرْضِيَّةً

Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him],

89:29 فَادْخُلِي فِي عِبَادِي

And enter among My [righteous] servants

89:30 وَادْخُلِي جَنَّتِي

And enter My Paradise.”