The Dawn
Surah
Al-Fajr
89
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By the dawn,1

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By the dawn

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and the ten nights,1

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And [by] ten nights1

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and the even and the odd,

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

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and the night when it passes!

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And [by] the night when it passes,

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Is all this ˹not˺ a sufficient oath for those who have sense?

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Is there [not] in [all] that an oath [sufficient] for one of perception?1

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Did you not see how your Lord dealt with ’Ȃd—

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Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with ʿAad -

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˹the people˺ of Iram—with ˹their˺ great stature,

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[With] Iram1 - who had lofty pillars,2

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unmatched in any other land;

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

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and Thamûd who carved ˹their homes into˺ the rocks in the ˹Stone˺ Valley;

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

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and the Pharaoh of mighty structures?1

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And [with] Pharaoh, owner of the stakes?1

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