بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالضُّحَى
I swear by the early hours of the day,
By the Glorious Morning Light,
By the morning hours
وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا سَجَى
And the night when it covers with darkness.
And by the Night when it is still,-
And by the night when it is stillest,
مَا وَدَّعَكَ رَبُّكَ وَمَا قَلَى
Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor has He become displeased,
Thy Guardian-Lord hath not forsaken thee, nor is He displeased.
Thy Lord hath not forsaken thee nor doth He hate thee,
وَلَلْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لَّكَ مِنَ الْأُولَى
And surely what comes after is better for you than that which has gone before.
And verily the Hereafter will be better for thee than the present.
And verily the latter portion will be better for thee than the former,
وَلَسَوْفَ يُعْطِيكَ رَبُّكَ فَتَرْضَى
And soon will your Lord give you so that you shall be well pleased.
And soon will thy Guardian-Lord give thee (that wherewith) thou shalt be well-pleased.
And verily thy Lord will give unto thee so that thou wilt be content.
أَلَمْ يَجِدْكَ يَتِيمًا فَآوَى
Did He not find you an orphan and give you shelter?
Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter (and care)?
Did He not find thee an orphan and protect (thee)?
وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَى
And find you lost (that is, unrecognized by men) and guide (them to you)?
And He found thee wandering, and He gave thee guidance.
Did He not find thee wandering and direct (thee)?
وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَى
And find you in want and make you to be free from want?
And He found thee in need, and made thee independent.
Did He not find thee destitute and enrich (thee)?
فَأَمَّا الْيَتِيمَ فَلَا تَقْهَرْ
Therefore, as for the orphan, do not oppress (him).
Therefore, treat not the orphan with harshness,
Therefor the orphan oppress not,
وَأَمَّا السَّائِلَ فَلَا تَنْهَرْ
And as for him who asks, do not chide (him),
Nor repulse the petitioner (unheard);
Therefor the beggar drive not away,
وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ
And as for the favor of your Lord, do announce (it).
But the bounty of the Lord - rehearse and proclaim!
Therefor of the bounty of thy Lord be thy discourse.