Reciting Periods Of The Night: Surah 73 With Exposition

1 O thou one enwrapped:
2 Arise thou the night save a little
3 (A half thereof, or take thou a little therefrom,
4 Or add thou thereto) and recite thou the Qur’an distinctly.
5 We will cast upon thee a weighty word;
6 The emergence of the night: it is firmer of foot and more upright of speech.
7 Thou hast by day much movement,
8 But remember thou the name of thy Lord, and devote thyself completely to Him.
9 The Lord of the East and the West; there is no god save He; so take thou Him as disposer of affairs.
10 And be thou patient over what they say, and forsake thou them with a comely forsaking.
11 And leave thou Me with the deniers, the possessors of prosperity, and grant thou them respite a little.
12 With Us are shackles, and a raging fire,
13 And a food that chokes, and a painful punishment,
14 The day the earth and the mountains convulse and the mountains become a sliding sandhill.
15 (We have sent to you a messenger as a witness against you, as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger,
16 But Pharaoh opposed the Messenger, so We seized him with a calamitous grip.
17 So how will you be in prudent fear, if you deny, of a day that will make the children white-haired?
18 The sky will break apart therein; His promise will be fulfilled.
19 This is a reminder, so whoso wills might take a path to his Lord.)
20 Thy Lord knows that thou standest nearly two-thirds of the night, or a half of it, or a third of it, as does a number of those with thee. And God determines the night and the day. He knew that you would not calculate it, and has turned towards you: — so recite what is made easy of the Qur’an. He knows that there will be some sick among you, and others travelling in the earth in search of the bounty of God, and others fighting in the cause of God: — so recite what is made easy thereof, and uphold the duty, and render the purity, and lend to God a goodly loan. And what good you send ahead for your souls — you will find it with God, better and greater in reward. And ask forgiveness of God; God is forgiving and merciful.


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