O you who are wrapped up in garments !
Rise (to pray in) the night except a little,
half of it or a little less than that
or increase it and recite the Quran gradually (giving) intervals.
We will put on you (the responsibility of delivering) a weighty statement.
The rising at night (for righteous work) certainly gives rise to more strength of co-ordination and firmly established speech (because)
during the day you certainly have prolonged occupation.
And remember the name of your Fosterer and devote yourself to Him (with exclusive) devotion.
Fosterer of the east and the west, there is no god except Him, so take Him as a Trustee.
And be patient on what they say and keep away from them in a good (manner of) keeping away.
And leave Me and the deniers, the possessors of favours (from Me) and give them a little time.
Certainly, with Us are heavy fetters and hell fire
and a food that chokes and a painful punishment.
The day the earth will quake and the mountains (too), and the mountains will become a heap of running sand.
We have sent to you a messenger, a witness over you, as We had sent a messenger to Firawn.
But Firawn disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a severe seizure.
If you reject, then how will you guard (yourselves) on the day which will make children grey headed,
(and) on which (day) the sky will be cleft asunder ? His promise is to be fulfilled.
This is certainly a reminder, so whoever wills, let him take a way towards his Fosterer.
Your Fosterer certainly knows that you stand (for worship, salat) nearly two thirds of the night and (sometimes) half of it or one third of it along with a party of those with you, and Allah measures out the night and the day, He knows that you are not able to keep count of the (length of night), so He has turned to you (mercifully). Therefore recite as much of the Quran as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be (some who are) sick among you and others traveling in the earth seeking from Allah’s grace and (still) others fighting in the way of Allah. So recite as much of the (Quran) as may be easy (for you) and establish worship (salat) and give charity (zakat) and loan to Allah a good loan. And whatever of good you send in advance for yourselves, you will find it with Allah, (and) it will be better and greater in reward (compared to your good deeds). And seek protective forgiveness from Allah, Allah is certainly Protectively Forgiving, Merciful.