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73:1  O you enwrapped (in your raiment)
73:2  Rise up (to pray during) the night, except a little
73:3  A half of it, or diminish a little thereof
73:4  Or increase thereto; and recite the Qur'an (in a distinct) recitation
73:5  Surely We will soon cast upon you a weighty Saying
73:6  Surely (prayer) by night is more intense in performance and more upright in (devotional) oration
73:7  Surely in the daytime you have long employment
73:8  And remember the Name of your Lord, and devote yourself to Him with complete devotion
73:9  The Lord of the east and the west; there is no god except He; so take Him to yourself for an Ever-Trusted Trustee
73:10  And (endure) patiently what they (The disbelievers) say, and forsake them with a becoming forsaking
73:11  And leave Me away (to deal) with the beliers, the ones endowed with (earthly) comfort, and give them more leisure for a little (while)
73:12  Surely, close to Us are manacles and a (raging) Hell
73:13  And food that chokes, (Literally: comprising choking) and a painful torment
73:14  On the Day when the earth and the mountains will be in commotion, and the mountains become a heap of sand let loose
73:15  Surely We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, as We sent to Firaawn (Pharaoh) a Messenger
73:16  Yet Firaawn disobeyed the Messenger, so We took him (away) a baneful (The root of the Arabic word implies death by droning) taking
73:17  So, in case you disbelieve, how will you protect yourselves against a Day that will make the- newborn hoary-headed
73:18  Whereby the heaven will be rent asunder; His promise has (always) been performed
73:19  Surely this is a Reminder; so let him who decides take for (himself) to his Lord a way
73:20  Surely your Lord knows that you (rise) up (for prayer) nearly two thirds of the night, and (sometimes) a half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it, and a section of the ones with you (also rise for prayer); and Allah determines (precisely) the night and the daytime. He knows that you (The believers, This and the following pronouns are plural) will never enumerate it; so He has relented towards you. Then read of the Qur'an that which is easy (for you). He knows that (some) of you are sick, and others striking in the earth, (i.e., traveling) seeking a share of the Grace of Allah, and others fighting in the way of Allah. So read of it that which is easy (for you). And keep up the prayer, and bring the Zakat, and lend to Allah a fair loan. And whatever charity you will forward to your selves, you will find (it) in the Providence of Allah; it will be more charitable (i.e., better) and more magnificent in reward. And ask the forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Merciful