In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.
1By the glorious morning light.
2And by the night when it is still.
3The guardian Lord has not forsaken you, nor is He displeased.
4And verily, the hereafter will be better for you than the
5And soon will your Lord give you that wherewith you shall be
6Did He not find you an orphan and give you shelter?1
7And He found you wandering and He gave you guidance.
8And He found you in need and made you independent.
9Therefore treat not the orphan with harshness.2
10And repulse not the petitioner;
11But the bounty of your Lord rehearse and proclaim!3
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
2Wal laili iza saja
3Ma wa daaka rabbuka wa ma
4Wa lal akhiratu khairul laka minalula
5Wa lasaufa yutika rabuka fatarda
6Alam yajika yatiman fa awa
7Wa wajadaka dalan fahada
8Wa wajadaka ailan fa agna
9Fa ammal yatima fala taqhar
10Wa amma saila fala tanhar
11Wa amma bini mati rabbika fahadis
1. Muhammad was an orphan, he lost his father
even before he was born, his mother died when he was six years old and his
grandfather died two years later, he was raised by his uncle Abu Talib. It
is against this background that this conversation takes place. Allah had
shown him mercy and made him a prophet to his own people.
2. Because of the grace of Allah upon him, he
is to take note and not treat orphans with harshness.
3. It is like the Golden Rule in reverse. Do
unto others as God has done for you. And of course whatever is done for
anyone must be seen as it is unto the Lord.