AL LAYL (THE NIGHT)

(Revealed at Mecca - contains 21 verses - 1 section)

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Allah beginning with the name of the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

AYAT

TRANSLATION

1

وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَىٰ

By oath of the night when it covers

2

وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّىٰ

And by oath of the day when it shines

3

وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَىٰ

And by oath of the One Who created the male and the female.

4

إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ

Indeed your efforts differ.

5

فَأَمَّا مَنْ أَعْطَىٰ وَاتَّقَىٰ

So for one who gave and practised piety

6

وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ

And believed the best matter to be true

7

فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ

So We will very soon provide him ease.

8

وَأَمَّا مَن بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَىٰ

And for him who hoarded wealth and remained carefree,

9

وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ

And denied the best matter,

10

فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَىٰ

So We will very soon provide him hardship.

11

وَمَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُ مَالُهُ إِذَا تَرَدَّىٰ

His wealth will not avail him when he falls into ruin.

12

إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَىٰ

Indeed guiding is upon Us.

13

وَإِنَّ لَنَا لَلْآخِرَةَ وَالْأُولَىٰ

And indeed the Hereafter and this world both belong to Us.

14

فَأَنذَرْتُكُمْ نَارًا تَلَظَّىٰ

I therefore warn you of the fire that is ablaze.

15

لَا يَصْلَاهَا إِلَّا الْأَشْقَى

None except the most wicked will enter it.

16

الَّذِي كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ

The one who denied and turned away.

17

وَسَيُجَنَّبُهَا الْأَتْقَى

It will be far away from the most pious. (The first Caliph S. Abu Bakr Siddiq)

18

الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّىٰ

Who gives his wealth in order to be pure.

19

وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِندَهُ مِن نِّعْمَةٍ تُجْزَىٰ

And no one has done a favour to him, for which he should be compensated.

20

إِلَّا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْأَعْلَىٰ

He desires only to please his Lord, the Supreme.

21

وَلَسَوْفَ يَرْضَىٰ

And indeed, soon he will be very pleased.


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