The Sun

Ash-Shams


1
وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا
I swear by the sun and its brilliance,

2
وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا
And the moon when it follows the sun,

3
وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا
And the day when it shows it,

4
وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَاهَا
And the night when it draws a veil over it,

5
وَالسَّمَاءِ وَمَا بَنَاهَا
And the heaven and Him Who made it,

6
وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا طَحَاهَا
And the earth and Him Who extended it,

7
وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا
And the soul and Him Who made it perfect,

8
فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا
Then He inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it;

9
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا
He will indeed be successful who purifies it,

10
وَقَدْ خَابَ مَنْ دَسَّاهَا
And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.

11
كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ بِطَغْوَاهَا
Samood gave the lie (to the truth) in their inordinacy,

12
إِذِ انْبَعَثَ أَشْقَاهَا
When the most unfortunate of them broke forth with

13
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ نَاقَةَ اللَّهِ وَسُقْيَاهَا
So Allah's apostle said to them (Leave alone) Allah's she-camel, and (give) her (to) drink.

14
فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ بِذَنْبِهِمْ فَسَوَّاهَا
But they called him a liar and slaughtered her, therefore their Lord crushed them for their sin and levelled them (with the ground).

15
وَلَا يَخَافُ عُقْبَاهَا
And He fears not its consequence.