Sūra 91: Shams, or The Sun

Verses 15 — Makki; Revealed at Mecca — Sections 1

١- وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا
1. By the Sun And his (glorious) splendor ;
٢- وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا
2. By the Moon As she follows him ;
٣- وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا
3. By the Day as it Shows up (the Sun’s) glory ;
٤- وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَاهَا
4. By the Night as it Conceals it ;
٥- وَالسَّمَاءِ وَمَا بَنَاهَا
5. By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure ;
٦- وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا طَحَاهَا
6. By the Earth And its (wide) expanse;
٧- وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا
7. By the Soul, And the proportion and order Given to it ;
٨- فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا
8. And its enlightenment As to its wrong And its right ;—
٩- قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا
9. Truly he succeeds That purifies it,
١٠- وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّاهَا
10. And he fails That corrupts it !
١١- كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ بِطَغْوَاهَا
11. The Thamud (people) Rejected (their prophet) Through their inordinate Wrong-doing.
١٢- إِذِ انبَعَثَ أَشْقَاهَا
12. Behold the most wicked Man among them was Deputed (for impiety).
١٣- فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّـهِ نَاقَةَ اللَّـهِ وَسُقْيَاهَا
13. But the apostle of God Said to them: “ It is A She-camel of God ! And (bar her not From) having her drink ! ”
١٤- فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُم بِذَنبِهِمْ فَسَوَّاهَا
14. 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) !
١٥- وَلَا يَخَافُ عُقْبَاهَا
15. And for Him Is no fear Of its consequences.