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Did you notice?
92:1  By the night when it conceals
92:2  and the day when it reveals
92:3  and the creation of male and female,
92:4  there is a vast difference in your striving.
92:5  As for him who gives out and has taqwa
92:6  and confirms the Good,
92:7  We will pave his way to Ease.
92:8  But as for him who is stingy and self-satisfied,
92:9  and denies the Good,
92:10  We will pave his way to Difficulty.
92:11  His wealth will not help him when he plummets to the depths.
92:12  Assuredly guidance is up to Us
92:13  and both the Last and First belong to Us.
92:14  I have warned you of a Fire which rages,
92:15  in which only the most wretched will roast —
92:16  those who denied and turned away.
92:17  Those with most taqwa will be far removed from it:
92:18  those who give their wealth to purify themselves —
92:19  not to repay someone else for a favour done —
92:20  desiring only the Face of their Lord Most High.
92:21  They will certainly be satisfied.