In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
73:1-5 O you wrapped up in your raiment! Keep vigil the night long, except a little – A half thereof, or abate a little thereof, or add (a little) thereto – and chant the Quran in measure, for We shall charge you with a word of weight.
73:6-10 Lo! The vigil of the night is (a time) when impression is more keen and speech more certain. Lo! You have by day a chain of business. So remember the name of your Lord and devote
yourself with a complete devotion – Lord of the east and the west; none should be worshipped but God alone; so choose you Him alone for your defender – and bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leave-taking.
73:11-14 Leave Me to deal with the deniers, lords of ease and comfort (in this life); and do you respite them awhile. Lo! With Us are heavy fetters and a raging Fire, and food which chokes (the partaker), and a painful punishment. On the Day when the earth and the hills rock, and the hills become a heap of running sand.
73:15-19 Lo! We have sent to you a Messenger as witness against you, even as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger. But Pharaoh rebelled against the Messenger, whereupon We seized him with no gentle grip. Then how, if you disbelieve, will you protect yourselves upon the Day, which will turn
children grey, the very heaven being then rent asunder. His promise is to be fulfilled. Lo! This is
a Reminder. Let him who will, then, choose a way to his Lord.
73:20 Lo! Your Lord knows how you keep vigil sometimes nearly two thirds of the night, or (sometimes) half or a third thereof, as do a party of those with you. God measures the night and the day. He knows that you count it not, and turns to you in mercy. Recite, then of the Quran that which is easy for you. He knows that there are sick folk among you, while others travel in the land in search of God's bounty, and others (still) are fighting for the cause of God. So recite of it that which is easy (for you), and establish worship and pay the poor-due and (so) lend to God a goodly loan. Whatsoever good you send before you for your souls, you will surely find it with God, better and greater in the recompense. And seek forgiveness of God. Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.