91 - As-Shams
"Audhu billahi minash shaytanirrajeem"
Bismi Llaahi l-raḥmaani l-raḥeem
By the Sun and its light (the time the sun starts to illuminate the earth);
Waalqamari itha talaha;
And by the Moon when it follows it,
Waalnnahari itha jallaha;
And by the day that reveals it,
Waallayli itha yaghshaha;
And by the night that covers it,
Waalssamai wama banaha;
And by the heaven and the One who constructed it,
Waalardi wama tahaha;
And by the earth and the One who spread it,
Wanafsin wama sawwaha;
By the self (the individual consciousness; identity) and the One who proportioned it (formed the brain);
Faalhamaha fujooraha wataqwaha;
Then inspired it as to what will lead it astray from the Truth and the system, and how to protect itself...
Qad aflaha man zakkaha;
He who purifies (his consciousness) has succeeded.
Waqad khaba man dassaha;
And he who buries and hides (his consciousness by pursuing unconscious impulses) has lost.
Kaththabat thamoodu bitaghwaha;
Thamud (the people of Salih) denied (their reality and the system) by refusing the Nabi.
Ithi inbaAAatha ashqaha;
When the most unfortunate of them rose up,
Faqala lahum rasoolu Allahi naqata Allahi wasuqyaha;
The Rasul of Allah said, “Protect the she-camel of Allah, and her right to drink!”
Fakaththaboohu faAAaqarooha fadamdama AAalayhim rabbuhum bithanbihim fasawwaha;
But they denied (the Rasul of Allah) and savagely killed her (the she-camel). So their Rabb destroyed them for their sins and leveled their city to the ground.
Wala yakhafu AAuqbaha;
The consequence of this does not frighten Allah!