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Muhammad Asad   
Consider the night as it runs its course
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
and the night when it passes!
Safi Kaskas   
and by the night as it recedes,

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Arabic   
‏وَٱلَّيْلِ إِذَا يَسْرِ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wa-al-layli idhā yasr
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And the night when it passes.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Consider the night as it runs its course
M. M. Pickthall   
And the night when it departeth
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
And by the Night when it passeth away;
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
and the night when it passes!
Safi Kaskas   
and by the night as it recedes,
Wahiduddin Khan   
and by the passing night
Shakir   
And the night when it departs
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
and at night when it sets out.
T.B.Irving   
and night as it journeys on,
Abdul Hye   
and by the night when it departs!
The Study Quran   
and by the night as it recedes
Dr. Kamal Omar   
and the (retreating) night when it departs
  
and the night when it departs
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And the night as it recedes
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And (by) the night when it departs, (Or: sets forth passing away)
Muhammad Sarwar   
and by the night when it moves on towards daybreak (reward and retribution in the next life is an absolute reality)
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
and by the night when it moves away
Shabbir Ahmed   
And Witness to the Truth is the departing of the Night of Ignorance
Dr. Munir Munshey   
And the night as it passes
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And by the night when it passes away; —
  
And [by] the night when it passes
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And the night when it passes
Abdel Haleem   
by the passing night–&ndash
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And by the night when it departeth
Ahmed Ali   
The night as it advances
Aisha Bewley   
and the night when it travels on,
Ali Ünal   
And the night as it journeys on (towards an end)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
by the night when it departs
Hamid S. Aziz   
And the night when it passes on
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
and by the night when it goes away
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
And by the night when it passes away
Musharraf Hussain   
and by the night as it slips away!
Maududi   
and by the night when it departs
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And the night when it passes.
Mohammad Shafi   
And by the night as it passes

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And by the night when it departs,
  
By the night as it passes
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
by the night when it journeys on
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And the night when it departs
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And/by the night when (it) goes/departs
Bijan Moeinian   
and by the night when it turns into the day
Faridul Haque   
And by oath of the night when it recede
Sher Ali   
And the night when it moves on to its close
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And by the night as it departs. (Every night or particularly the night of Muzdalifa or the night of Qadr.
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And the Night (- Lailatul-Qadr, the Blessed Night), when it moves on (to its close)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And by the night when it departs

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
by the night when it journeys on
George Sale   
and by the night when it cometh on
  
And the night when it travels on
John Medows Rodwell   
By the night when it pursues its course
N J Dawood (2014)   
by the night, as it journeys on

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Consider the passing night.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
and night as it journeys on,
Sayyid Qutb   
by the night as it journeys on!
Ahmed Hulusi   
And by the night when it passes...
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
"and the night when it passes,"
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And by the night when it flows along its way, then it softly moves away
Mir Aneesuddin   
and the night when it travels.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
And by the Night when it passeth away;
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And the night when it passes