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73:1  O THOU enwrapped one
73:2  Keep awake [in prayer] at night, all but a small par
73:3  of one-half thereof - or make it a little less than that
73:4  or add to it [at will]; and [during that time] recite the Qur’an calmly and distinctly, with thy mind attuned to its meaning
73:5  Behold, We shall bestow upon thee a weighty message –
73:6  [and,] verily, the hours of night impress the mind most strongly and speak with the clearest voice
73:7  whereas by day a long chain of doings is thy portion
73:8  But [whether by night or by day,] remember thy Sustainer's name, and devote thyself unto Him with utter devotion
73:9  The Sustainer of the east and the west [is He]: there is no deity save Him: hence, ascribe to Him alone the power to determine thy fate
73:10  and endure with patience whatever people may say [against thee], and avoid them with a comely avoidance
73:11  And leave Me alone [to deal] with those who give the lie to the truth - those who enjoy the blessings of life [without any thought of God] - and bear thou with them for a little while
73:12  for, behold, heavy fetters [await them] with Us, and a blazing fire
73:13  and food that chokes, and grievous sufferin
73:14  on the Day when the earth and the mountains will be convulsed and the mountains will [crumble and] become like a sand-dune on the move
73:15  BEHOLD, [O men,] We have sent unto you an apostle who shall bear witness to the truth before you, even as We sent an apostle unto Pharaoh
73:16  and Pharaoh rebelled against the apostle, whereupon We took him to task with a crushing grip
73:17  How, then, if you refuse to acknowledge the truth, will you protect yourselves on that Day which shall turn the hair of children grey
73:18  [the Day] on which the skies shall be rent asunder, [and] His promise [of resurrection] fulfilled
73:19  This, verily, is a reminder: let him who wills, then set out on a way to his Sustainer
73:20  BEHOLD, [O Prophet,] thy Sustainer knows that thou keepest awake [in prayer] nearly two-thirds of the night, or one-half of it, or a third of it, together with some of those who follow thee. And God who determines the measure of night and day, is aware that you would never grudge it: and therefore He turns towards you in His grace. Recite, then, as much of the Qur’an as you may do with ease. He knows that in time there will be among you sick people, and others who will go about the land in search of God's bounty, and others who will fight in God’s cause. Recite, then, [only] as much of it as you may do with ease, and be constant in prayer, and spend in charity, and [thus] lend unto God a goodly loan: for whatever good deed you may offer up in your own behalf, you shall truly find it with God - yea, better, and richer in reward. And [always] seek God's forgiveness: behold, God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace