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73:1  O you who are clothed in heavy attire and falling asleep
73:2  Stand fair by night except for a little
73:3  About half of it or less the little
73:4  or about half of it and increase the little, and recite the Quran with measured flow of words and due correlation and interdependence of parts featuring musical sound depending on systematic grouping of notes and producing a harmonious whole
73:5  We shall lay on you a momentous message to declare in words and to say it out
73:6  The Calm and silence of the dead hours of the night make the soul sensible to the presence of Allah and impress piety upon one's heart and bring on that wisdom which the Divine hand imprints in his works
73:7  You have all day long to attend to the world and its pursuits
73:8  Always keep Allah in mind and invoke His Name and dedicate yourself to Him and appeal to Him for aid and protection
73:9  He is the Creator of the east and the west; there is no Ilah but He; take Him upon trust and depend on Him
73:10  Be patient and forbear their -the Pagans- insults, and avoid them nicely, for true nobleness teaches forbearance from so foul a wrong
73:11  and leave to Me the wealthy who deny Allah and lack the spiritual apprehension of divine truth and bear with them for a while and put them in respite
73:12  We have all sorts of fetters, chains and shackles for the feet to impose restraint, confinement and defeat
73:13  And food highly offensive, nauseous and choking, and punishment hurting, afflictive, grievous and causing excruciating pain
73:14  One Day the earth and the mountains shall be thrown into earthquakes, volcanoes and convulsions, and the mountains cave in and become like wind- drifted sand
73:15  O you people, We have sent you a Messenger who shall bear witness to your deeds and actions just as We sent a Messenger to Pharaoh
73:16  But Pharaoh disobeyed the Messenger and so he came within the measure of Our wrath which spoke thunder and We subverted him, ruined him and brought him to nought
73:17  So if you people deny Allah, how would you avoid the Day of horror which shall make children's hair turn white
73:18  It is a Day of violent physical disturbance that rends the heaven to pieces
73:19  These revelations present an admonition for him who wishes to follow the path prescribed by Allah, his Creator, and to assent to His system of faith and worship
73:20  Allah, your Creator knows that you (Muhammad) and some of those who follow you, engage in the act of worship and meditation, at times, close to two thirds of the night or half the night and other times one third of it to ponder the Revelation. Allah determines the duration of the night and the day; He knew you would not be able to determine the course He prescribed and ordained, and so He gave so merciful a turn to you. Therefore, read of the Quran as much as will put you at ease. He knows that among you there will be those who are suffering from illness, others journeying the land to seek Allah's bounty and others fighting in His cause. Therefore, read of it - the Quran - as much as will put you at ease, and perform your prayers and give alms, for alms are but the vehicles of prayer. Also lend Allah all you can of your benevolence, and whatever you advance of piety toward future security, you shall find it in heaven's realm of such a value that it reimburses you what is indeed profitable and really rewarding and invoke Allah's forgiveness; Allah is indeed Ghaforun (Forgiving) and Rahimun (Merciful)