[Image]  AL-FAJR

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          In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: By the Dawn

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PICKTHAL: And ten nights,

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PICKTHAL: And the Even and the Odd,

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PICKTHAL: And the night when it departeth,

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PICKTHAL: There surely is an oath for thinking man.

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PICKTHAL: Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of)
A'ad,

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PICKTHAL: With many-columned Iram,

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PICKTHAL: The like of which was not created in the lands;

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PICKTHAL: And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the
valley;

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PICKTHAL: And with Pharaoh, firm of might,

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PICKTHAL: Who (all) were rebellious (to Allah) in these lands,

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PICKTHAL: And multiplied iniquity therein?

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PICKTHAL: Therefore thy Lord poured on them the disaster of His punishment.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.

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PICKTHAL: As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is
gracious unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me.

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PICKTHAL: But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he
saith: My Lord despiseth me.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but ye (for your part) honour not the orphan

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PICKTHAL: And urge not on the feeding of the poor.

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PICKTHAL: And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.

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PICKTHAL: And love wealth with abounding love.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding,

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PICKTHAL: And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

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PICKTHAL: And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember,
but how will the remembrance (then avail him)?

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PICKTHAL: He will say: Ah, would that I had sent before me (some provision)
for my life!

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PICKTHAL: None punisheth as He will punish on that day!

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PICKTHAL: None bindeth as He then will bind.

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PICKTHAL: But ah! thou soul at peace!

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PICKTHAL: Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!

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PICKTHAL: Enter thou among My bondmen!

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PICKTHAL: Enter thou My Garden!

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