Surah Al-Lail: The Night
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
CONSIDER the Night when it draws a covering,
and the day when it shines in brilliance;
and what He created— the male and the female!
surely your striving is indeed diverse.
Then as to him who gives and practices reverence,
and testifies to what is the best,
so We shall soon facilitate for him every facility.
But as to him who acts miserly, and considers himself well-to-do,
and belies what is the best,
We shall then soon ease off for him to adversity.
And his wealth will not avail him anything when he is thrown.
Certainly it is upon Us to show the guidance;
and surely unto Us belong the Hereafter and the Former.
Therefore I have warned you of a flaming Fire.
No one will roast in it except the most wretched,
who belies and turns back.
And the most reverent will be kept far away therefrom,—
who gives his wealth purifying himself,
and no one has with him any favor that has to be recompensed,—
except the seeking of the countenance of his Rabb, the Most High.
And verily soon he will be well-satisfied.