The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 91 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Ash-Shams
English: The Sun
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 90 (Al-Balad - The City)
> Sura 92 (Al-Lail - The Night)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 97 (Al-Qadr - The Power)
> Sura 85 (Al-Burooj - The Mansions of the Stars)

Verses: 15

1By the sun and his morning brightness
2and by the moon when she follows him,
3and by the day when it displays him
4and by the night when it enshrouds him!
5By the heaven and That which built it
6and by the earth and That which extended it!
7By the soul, and That which shaped it
8and inspired it to lewdness and godfearing!
9Prosperous is he who purifies it,
10and failed has he who seduces it.
11Thamood cried lies in their insolence
12when the most wretched of them uprose,
13then the Messenger of God said to them, 'The She-camel of God; let her drink!'
14But they cried him lies, and hamstrung her, so their Lord crushed them for their sin, and leveled them:
15and He fears not the issue thereof.