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93. The Morning Brightness (1 – 11)

An early Meccan sura addressed to the Prophet, to reassure him, when he had not received revelation for some time, that his Lord had not forsaken him.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1By the morning brightness 2and by the night when it grows still, 3your Lord has not forsaken you [Prophet], nor does He hate you, 4and the future will be better for you than the past; 5your Lord is sure to give you so much that you will be well satisfied. 6Did He not find you an orphan and shelter you? 7Did He not find you lost and guide you?8Did He not find you in need and make you self-sufficient?

9So do not be harsh with the orphan 10and do not chide the one who asks for help; 11talk about the blessings of your Lord.

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