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1.  *     By the dawn;
2.  *     By the ten nights (i.e. the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Heejjah) ,
3.  *     And by the even and the odd (of all the creations of Allah) .
4.  *     And by the night when it departs.
5.  *     There is indeed in them (the above oaths) sufficient proofs for men of understanding (and that, they should avoid all kinds of sins and disbeliefs, etc.)!
6.  *     Did you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) not see (thought) how your Lord dealt with Ad (people)?
7.  *     Who were very tall like lofty pillars,
8.  *     The like of which were not created in the land?
9.  *     And (with) Thamood (people), who cut (hewed) out rocks in the valley (to make dwellings)?
10.  *     And (with) Firaun (Pharaoh), who had pegs (who used to torture men by binding them to pegs)?
11.  *     Who did transgress beyond bounds in the lands (in the disobedience of Allah).
12.  *     And made therein much mischief.
13.  *     So your Lord poured on them different kinds of severe torment.
14.  *     Verily, your Lord is Ever Watchful (over them).
15.  *     As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says (puffed up): "My Lord has honoured me."
16.  *     But when He tries him, by straitening his means of life, he says: "My Lord has humiliated me!"
17.  *     Nay! But you treat not the orphans with kindness and generosity (i.e. you neither treat them well, nor give them their exact right of inheritance)!
18.  *     And urge not on the feeding of AlMiskeen (the poor)!
19.  *     And you devour inheritance all with greed,
20.  *     And you love wealth with much love!
21.  *     Nay! When the earth is ground to powder,
22.  *     And your Lord comes with the angels in rows,
23.  *     And Hell will be brought near that Day. On that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance (then) avail him?
24.  *     He will say: "Alas! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my life!"
25.  *     So on that Day, none will punish as He will punish.
26.  *     And none will bind as He will bind.
27.  *     (It will be said to the pious): "O (you) the one in (complete) rest and satisfaction!
28.  *     "Come back to your Lord, Well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing unto Him!
29.  *     "Enter you, then, among My honoured slaves,
30.  *     "And enter you My Paradise!"