Monday, April 09, 2007

Aldduha (The Bright Morning) Chapter in Quran

93:1 CONSIDER the bright morning hours,

وَالضُّحَى (93:1)

93:2 and the night when it grows still and dark.

وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا سَجَى (93:2)

93:3 Thy Sustainer has not forsaken thee, nor does He scorn thee:

مَا وَدَّعَكَ رَبُّكَ وَمَا قَلَى (93:3)

93:4 for, indeed, the life to come will be better for thee than this earlier part [of thy life]!

وَلَلْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لَّكَ مِنَ الْأُولَى (93:4)

93:5 And, indeed, in time will thy Sustainer grant thee [what thy heart desires], and thou shalt be well-pleased.

وَلَسَوْفَ يُعْطِيكَ رَبُّكَ فَتَرْضَى (93:5)

93:6 Has He not found thee an orphan, and given thee shelter?

أَلَمْ يَجِدْكَ يَتِيمًا فَآوَى (93:6)

93:7 And found thee lost on thy way, and guided thee?

وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَى (93:7)

93:8 And found thee in want, and given thee sufficiency?

وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَى (93:8)

93:9 Therefore, the orphan shalt thou never wrong,

فَأَمَّا الْيَتِيمَ فَلَا تَقْهَرْ (93:9)

93:10 and him that seeks [thy] help shalt thou never chide,

وَأَمَّا السَّائِلَ فَلَا تَنْهَرْ (93:10)

93:11 and of thy Sustainer's blessings shalt thou [ever] speak.

وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ (93:11)

Blogger Comment:
This is one of small Sura or chapter of the Quran. The occasion of the Sura is: when the Quran inspiration did not come to Muhammad from God for a period of time the Disbelievers found it chance to mock him telling him his Satan or Gin spirit has left him. God talked to Muhammad back with these beautiful verses. He as usual swear by his creation which this time the bright morning and the night as it gets dark. He swears that he did not leave him or turn him down. As clear as the day and night he created and sustained his existence is so clear and sustained. He promised him that he will have better afterlife given the sufferings he has in this life. He reminded him when he was orphan, poor and lost and took care of him through putting in his way the good people as his uncle, wife Khadiga as well this inspiration. He ordered him as well us to take care of the orphan, poor and be grateful for his gifts.
As you see simple words with great meanings and with firm structure and if you speak Arabic you would enjoy the nice rhyme of the words as a bonus as well other linguistic beauties. Let me abbreviated to you: God is here as the day and night are here, he did not forsake Muhammad and he promised to provide for him as he did in the past and as he would do in the future. Muhammad as well as us ought to provide for the poor and orphans. The beauty of the Quran is that it does not tell you because of verse 1, verse 2 is so and because of verse 2 is so verse 3 is so. Quran let you go and enjoy discovering the meaning. Even large chapters you can find that they are formed of like small chapters connected well together. There is the unit connection of each block of verses then the smooth transition to the next block of verses and so on.

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