In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
O you who have wrapped up in your garments!
[73.2] Rise to pray in
the night except a little,
[73.3] Half of it, or lessen it a little,
[73.4] Or add to it, and recite the Quran as it ought to be recited.
[73.5] Surely We will make to light upon you a weighty Word.
Surely the rising by night is the firmest way to tread and the best corrective
[73.7] Surely you have in the day time a long occupation.
[73.8] And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with
[73.9] The Lord of the East and the West-- there
is no god but He-- therefore take Him for a protector.
bear patiently what they say and avoid them with a becoming avoidance.
And leave Me and the rejecters, the possessors of ease and plenty, and respite
them a little.
[73.12] Surely with Us are heavy fetters and a flaming
[73.13] And food that chokes and a painful punishment,
On the day when the earth and the mountains shall quake and the mountains shall
become (as) heaps of sand let loose.
[73.15] Surely We have sent to
you an Apostle, a witness against you, as We sent an apostle to Firon.
But Firon disobeyed the apostle, so We laid on him a violent hold.
How, then, will you guard yourselves, if you disbelieve, on the day which shall
make children grey-headed?
[73.18] The heaven shall rend asunder thereby;
His promise is ever brought to fulfillment.
[73.19] Surely this is
a reminder, then let him, who will take the way to his Lord.
Surely your Lord knows that you pass in prayer nearly two-thirds of the night,
and (sometimes) half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it, and (also) a party
of those with you; and Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you
are not able to do it, so He has turned to you (mercifully), therefore read what
is easy of the Quran. He knows that there must be among you sick, and others who
travel in the land seeking of the bounty of Allah, and others who fight in Allah's
way, therefore read as much of it as is easy (to you), and keep up prayer and
pay the poor-rate and offer to Allah a goodly gift, and whatever of good you send
on beforehand for yourselves, you will find it with Allah; that is best and greatest
in reward; and ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.