Ad Duhaa (The Morning Hours)

1. Wad duhaa


وَالضُّحَىٰ


By the Glorious Morning Light,


2. Wal laili iza sajaa


وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا سَجَىٰ


And by the Night when it is still,-


3. Ma wad da'aka rabbuka wa ma qalaa


مَا وَدَّعَكَ رَبُّكَ وَمَا قَلَىٰ


Thy Guardian-Lord hath not forsaken thee, nor is He displeased.


4. Walal-aakhiratu khairul laka minal-oola


وَلَلْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لَكَ مِنَ الْأُولَىٰ


And verily the Hereafter will be better for thee than the present.


5. Wa la sawfa y'uteeka rabbuka fatarda


وَلَسَوْفَ يُعْطِيكَ رَبُّكَ فَتَرْضَىٰ


And soon will thy Guardian-Lord give thee (that wherewith) thou shalt be well-pleased.


6. Alam ya jidka yateeman fa aawaa


أَلَمْ يَجِدْكَ يَتِيمًا فَآوَىٰ


Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter (and care)?


7. Wa wa jadaka daal lan fahada


وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَىٰ


And He found thee wandering, and He gave thee guidance.


8. Wa wa jadaka 'aa-ilan fa aghnaa


وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَىٰ


And He found thee in need, and made thee independent.


9. Fa am mal yateema fala taqhar


فَأَمَّا الْيَتِيمَ فَلَا تَقْهَرْ


Therefore, treat not the orphan with harshness,


10. Wa am mas saa-ila fala tanhar


وَأَمَّا السَّائِلَ فَلَا تَنْهَرْ


Nor repulse the petitioner (unheard);


11. Wa amma bi ni'mati rabbika fahad dith


وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ


But the bounty of the Lord - rehearse and proclaim!