Sacred Texts  Islam  Index 
Hypertext Quran  Unicode Quran  Pickthall  Palmer Part II (SBE09)  Yusuf Ali/Arabic  Rodwell 
Previous  Next 

The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

p. 1746

Sūra XCII.

Lail, or The Night.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. By the Night as it
Conceals (the light);

2. By the Day as it
Appears in glory;

3. By (the mystery of)
The creation of male
And female;—

4. Verily, (the ends) ye
Strive for are diverse.

5. Ṣo he who gives
(In charity) and fears (God),

6. And (in all sincerity)
Testifies to the Best,—

p. 1747

7. We will indeed
Make smooth for him
The path to Bliss,

8. But he who is
A greedy miser
And thinks himself

9. And gives the lie
To the Best,—

10. We will indeed
Make smooth for him
The Path to Misery;

11. Nor will his wealth
Profit him when he
Falls headlong (into the Pit).

12. Verily We take
Upon Ourselves to guide,

13. And verily unto Us
(Belong) the End
And the Beginning,

p. 1748

14. Therefore do I warn you
Of a Fire blazing fiercely;

15. None shall reach it
But those most unfortunate ones

16. Who give the lie to Truth
And turn their backs.

17. But those most devoted
To God shall be
Removed far from it,—

18. Those who spend their wealth
For increase in self-purification,

19. And have in their minds
No favour from anyone
For which a reward
Is expected in return,

p. 1749

20. But only the desire
To seek for the Countenance
Of their Lord Most High;

21. And soon will they
Attain (complete) satisfaction.

p. 1750

Next: Sūra XCIII. Dhuhā, or The Glorious morning Light.