Sunday, February 27, 2011

By The Fig And The Olive

I have come to surahs (chapters) that begin with the word consider or by, an exclamation to witness.  In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

By the bright morning hours,
and the night when it grows still and dark
(Ad-Duha, The Bright Morning Hours, 93:1-2)

By the night as it veils (the earth) in darkness,
and the day as it rises bright
By the creation of the male and the female
(Al-Layl, The Night, 92:1-3)

By the sun and its glorious splendour
and the moon as it follows it
By the day as it reveals glory
and the night as it conceals it
By the sky and its wondrous make
and the earth and all its expanse
By the human self, and the proportion and order given to it,
and how it is imbued with its wickedness and its righteousness
(Ash-Shams, The Sun, 91:1-8)

By the heavens and the nightcomer
(At-Tariq, The Nightcomer, 86:1)

By the sky full of great constellations,
(Al-Buruj, The Great Constellations, 85:1)

By the fig and the olive,
and Mount Sinai,
and this secure city
(At-Tin, The Fig, 95:1-3)

By the daybreak
and the ten nights
By the even (numbers) and the odd
By the night as it advances
Is there (not) in these a solemn evidence of the truth for those who understand?
(Al-Fajr, The Daybreak, 89:1-5)

The recitation is of Ad-Duha (The Bright Morning Hours)


  1. Wnderful words, I really enjoy reading your posts and they are always words for consideration!

  2. We have too many channels on play mode at the same time. Mind is busy. Early morning is such a wonderful time, to sit and to look around and in us, to really understand the word CONSIDER.

  3. You are putting a lot of verses from some chapters.. I found it to busy for an old tired mind for a light reading.. will have come back again to really consider...

  4. Dear John, Bangchik, Wan Sharif, thank you for your visit. Personally, my wonderment and awe are most intense when I am on a boat on the water.

  5. Thank you, Aishah, for these beautiful words and sentiments. Blessings.

  6. Hi Aishah, thats beautiful and reading it makes one feel good.
    You keep well, best regards.

  7. His voice has such a soft, musical cadence that I feel as if I have just been served dessert after a heavy dinner. Many thanks. :-)

    Greetings from London.

  8. Hello and thank you for your visit.

  9. I am making an additional note that everytime I mentioned the Prophet's name I will follow with the supplication, may Allah's peace and blessing be upon him. Sallallua'laihiwassallam.

  10. Alhamdulillah, good to read this.