you who wraps himself [in clothing],
[to pray] the night, except for a little –
of it – or subtract from it a little
add to it, and recite the Qur’ān with measured recitation.
We will cast upon you a heavy word.
the hours of the night are more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue]
and more suitable for words.
for you by day is prolonged occupation.
remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete]
is] the Lord of the East and the West; there is no deity except Him, so take
Him as Disposer of [your] affairs.
be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance.
leave Me with [the matter of] the deniers, those of ease [in life], and allow
them respite a little.
with Us [for them] are shackles and burning fire
food that chokes and a painful punishment –
the Day the earth and the mountains will convulse and the mountains will become
a heap of sand pouring down.
We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness upon you just as We sent to
Pharaoh a messenger.
Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.
how can you fear, if you disbelieve, a Day that will make the children
heaven will break apart therefrom; ever is His promise fulfilled.
this is a reminder, so whoever wills may take to his Lord a way.
your Lord knows, [O Muúammad], that you stand [in prayer] almost two thirds of
the night or half of it or a third of it, and [so do] a group of those with
you. And Allāh determines [the extent of] the
night and the day. He has known that you [Muslims] will not be able to do it
and has turned to you in forgiveness, so recite what is easy [for you] of the
Qur’ān. He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others
traveling throughout the land seeking [something] of the bounty of Allāh and others fighting for the cause of Allāh. So recite what is easy from it and establish
prayer and give zakāh and loan Allāh a goodly
loan. And whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allāh. It is better and greater in reward. And seek
forgiveness of Allāh. Indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.