Asad - Sura: 92. Al-Lail - The Night

  1. CONSIDER the night as it veils [the earth] in darkness,

  2. and the day as it rises bright!

  3. Consider the creation of the male and the female! 1 

  4. Verily, [O men,] you aim at most divergent ends! 2 

  5. Thus, as for him who gives [to others] and is conscious of God,

  6. and believes in the truth of the ultimate good 3  -

  7. for him shall We make easy the path towards [ultimate] ease. 4 

  8. But as for him who is niggardly, and thinks that he is self-sufficient, 5 

  9. and calls the ultimate good a lie -

  10. for him shall We make easy the path towards hardship:

  11. and what will his wealth avail him when he goes down [to his grave]? 6 

  12. BEHOLD, it is indeed for Us to grace [you] with guidance;

  13. and, behold, Ours is [the dominion over] the life to come as well as [over] this earlier part [of your life]: 7 

  14. and so I warn you of the raging fire -

  15. [the fire] which none shall have to endure but that most hapless wretch

  16. who gives the lie to the truth and turns away [from it].

  17. For, distant from it shall remain he who is truly conscious of God:

  18. he that spends his possessions [on others] so that he might grow in purity -

  19. not as payment for favours received, 8 

  20. but only out of a longing for the countenance of his Sustainer, the All-Highest:

  21. and such, indeed, shall in time be well-pleased.


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