I call to witness the night when it spreads (its) veil,
And the day when it becomes bright,
And all the males and the females that He created;
(That) diverse are the ends you strive to achieve.
Then as for the person who devotes (all his resources and capacities in the cause of God), gives (to others) and guards against evil,
And declares his faith in all that is best and right,
We will, then, invariably provide for him every facility (for doing good).
But as for him who is niggardly (and cripples his capacities) and is (disdainfully) indifferent (to God and the Hereafter),
And belies all that is best,
We will, then, of course make easy for him (the downhill path to) a state of distress,
And his wealth shall not avail him when he dies.
It is for Us to provide guidance,
And to Us belong (all the blessings of) both, the next world and the present.
(Mankind!) now I have warned you of a flaming Fire.
None shall enter it but the wretched (sinner),
Who belies (the Truth) and turns (his) back (on it).
But the one who guards against evil and keeps his duty (to God and others), shall most carefully be kept away from it (- the Fire).
A person who spends his wealth (seeking) to purify himself,
And not because he is under an obligation to anyone which (- obligation) has to be repaid,
But (he spends) only to seek the pleasure of his Lord, the Most High,
Surely, He will be well-pleased (with such a one).