73. Al-Muzzammil (The one who Wraps)

Meccan, 20 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. You who have wrapped yourself (with your clothes),

  2. get up at night, except a little,

  3. half of it or a little less of it

  4. or add (a little) to it, and recite the Quran distinctly (slowly and thoughtfully).

  5. Indeed We are going to throw a heavy word on you.

  6. Indeed rising up at night is more effective and more appropriate for word (of prayer).

  7. Indeed you have lengthy occupations during the day.

  8. And remember the name of your Lord, and devote (your life) to Him devotedly.

  9. The Lord of the east and the west, there is no god except Him, so take Him as an advocate.

  10. And be patient about what they say and keep away from them nicely.

  11. And leave Me and the deniers who have the good life, and give them a little time.

  12. Indeed there are shackles and hellfire with Us,

  13. and food that chokes and a painful punishment (for them),

  14. on a day that the earth and the mountains shake and the mountains become a pile of flowing sands.

  15. Indeed We sent a messenger to you as a witness over you as We sent a messenger to Pharaoh.

  16. Then Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We took him, a disastrous taking.

  17. If you disbelieve then how do you protect (yourselves) on a day that makes the children white-haired (grow old)?

  18. (A day that) the sky is torn apart in it. God's promise shall be done.

  19. Indeed this (Quran) is a reminder, so anyone who wants, takes a way to his Lord (with it).

  20. Indeed your Lord knows that you and a group of those with you get up nearly two third of the night or half of it or one third of it. God determines (length of) the night and the day, and He knows that you never calculate it, so He turned to you (in mercy), therefore read as much as you can from Quran. He knows that some of you are going to get sick and others move around on the earth looking for His bounty and others fight in God's way, so read as much as you can from it, and perform mandatory prayer and give to mandatory charity and lend God a good loan (do a good deed). And anything good you send ahead for yourselves, you will find it as a better and greater reward with God. And ask forgiveness of God, as God is indeed forgiving and merciful.