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92:1  By the night when its shades of darkness serve as a veil
92:2  And by the day-light and the illumination that emanates from it and does prevail
92:3  And by the creation of the, male and the female
92:4  That your endeavour you people to attain your goals is diverse; to some, righteousness is but a goal to their will, others in vanity they waste their days, others compromise between opposite motives and exercise adjustment of rival courses of action, and others attain it through benefaction
92:5  So that he who gives gratuitously and fears Allah indeed
92:6  And solemnly believes in deeds imprinted with wisdom and piety and that the\ end crowns the deed
92:7  We will facilitate his task and lead him to the facile and ready course
92:8  But he ho is niggardly thinking he is self-sufficient and exercises greed
92:9  Denying the Day of Judgment and the requital that is commensurate with one’s deed
92:10  We will allow his course to what is miserable, unfavourable and bad
92:11  Nor will his material advantages save him from the infernal abode which is dark, troublesome and sad
92:12  It is We who indicate to the people what is right and what is wrong
92:13  And to Us indeed do the beginning and the end belong, for, one’s own self and all his possessions are not truly his own, but Ours
92:14  Therefore I have warned you people of a fiercely blazing fire
92:15  No one suffers it but the unfortunate who obstinately denies the truth and to arrogance does he aspire
92:16  Who whole heartedly denies Allah and deviates from the path of righteousness and piety
92:17  But saved from it will be the one who entertains the profound reverence dutiful to Allah and carries his reverence to Allah from contemplation to reality
92:18  Who spends of his wealth in benefaction
92:19  With no obligation to any, or expectation of a reward or a favour in return or a mundane satisfaction
92:20  But only on account of his interest, to please Allah, his Creator – the Supreme -, and to gain His welcome into His realm and be held precious in His esteem; a welcome featured by the illumination proceeding from Him and by the language spoken by His countenance
92:21  Such a person shall be rewarded to his satisfaction