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
1 By the morning brightness 2 and by the night when it grows still, 3 your Lord has not forsaken you [Prophet], nor does He hate you, 4 and the future will be better for you than the past; 5 your Lord is sure to give you so much that you will be well satisfied. 6 Did He not find you an orphan and shelter you? 7 Did He not find you lost and guide you? 8 Did He not find you in need and make you self-sufficient?
9 So do not be harsh with the orphan 10 and do not chide the one who asks for help; 11 talk about the blessings of your Lord.
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
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