سورة الشمس / Ash-Shams
By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;
1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا
By the Moon as she follows him;
2. وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا
By the Day as it shows up (the Sun's) glory;
3. وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا
By the Night as it conceals it;
4. وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَاهَا
By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;
5. وَالسَّمَاءِ وَمَا بَنَاهَا
By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:
6. وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا طَحَاهَا
By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it;
7. وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا
And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;-
8. فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا
Truly he succeeds that purifies it,
9. قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا
And he fails that corrupts it!
10. وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّاهَا
The Thamud (people) rejected (their prophet) through their inordinate wrong-doing,
11. كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ بِطَغْوَاهَا
Behold, the most wicked man among them was deputed (for impiety).
12. إِذِ انبَعَثَ أَشْقَاهَا
But the Messenger of Allah said to them: "It is a She-camel of Allah! And (bar her not from) having her drink!"
13. فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ نَاقَةَ اللَّهِ وَسُقْيَاهَا
Then they rejected him (as a false prophet), and they hamstrung her. So their Lord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them equal (in destruction, high and low)!
14. فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُم بِذَنبِهِمْ فَسَوَّاهَا
And for Him is no fear of its consequences.
15. وَلَا يَخَافُ عُقْبَاهَا