091 - Soorah ash-Shams - (The Sun) - [Makkee]
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[091:001] By the sun and its brightness.
[091:002] By the moon as it follows it (the sun).
[091:003] By the day as it shows up (the sun's) brightness.
[091:004] By the night as it conceals it (the sun).
[091:005] By the heaven and Him Who built it.
[091:006] By the earth and Him Who spread it.
[091:007] By Nafs (Adam or a person or a soul), and Him Who perfected him in proportion;
[091:008] Then He showed him what is wrong for him and what is right for him.
[091:009] Indeed he succeeds who purifies his own self (i.e. obeys and performs all that Allāh ordered, by following the true Faith of Islāmic Monotheism and by doing righteous good deeds).
[091:010] And indeed he fails who corrupts his own self (i.e. disobeys what Allāh has ordered, by rejecting the true Faith of Islāmic Monotheism or by following polytheism, or by doing every kind of evil wicked deeds).
[091:011] Thamūd (people) denied (their Prophet) through their transgression (by rejecting the true Faith of Islāmic Monotheism, and by following polytheism, and by committing every kind of sin).
[091:012] When the most wicked man among them went forth (to kill the she-camel).
[091:013] But the Messenger of Allāh (Sālih ['alayhis-salām]) said to them: "[Be cautious! (Fear the evil end.)] That is the she-camel of Allāh! (Do not harm it) and bar it not from having its drink!"
[091:014] Then they denied him and they killed it. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction (i.e. all grades of people, rich and poor, strong and weak)!
[091:015] And He (Allāh) feared not the consequences thereof.