VERSES
20
PAGES
574-575

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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73:1

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Muhsin Khan

O you wrapped in garments (i.e. Prophet Muhammad SAW)!

Sahih International

O you who wraps himself [in clothing],

73:2

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Sahih International

Arise [to pray] the night, except for a little -

Muhsin Khan

Stand (to pray) all night, except a little.

73:3

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Muhsin Khan

Half of it, or a little less than that,

Sahih International

Half of it - or subtract from it a little

73:4

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Muhsin Khan

Or a little more; and recite the Quran (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style.

Sahih International

Or add to it, and recite the Qur'an with measured recitation.

73:5

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, We shall send down to you a weighty Word (i.e. obligations, legal laws, etc.).

Sahih International

Indeed, We will cast upon you a heavy word.

73:6

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of Allah).

Sahih International

Indeed, the hours of the night are more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue] and more suitable for words.

73:7

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, there is for you by day prolonged occupation with ordinary duties,

Sahih International

Indeed, for you by day is prolonged occupation.

73:8

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Sahih International

And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion.

Muhsin Khan

And remember the Name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion.

73:9

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Sahih International

[He is] the Lord of the East and the West; there is no deity except Him, so take Him as Disposer of [your] affairs.

Muhsin Khan

(He Alone is) the Lord of the east and the west, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). So take Him Alone as Wakil (Disposer of your affairs).

73:10

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Muhsin Khan

And be patient (O Muhammad SAW) with what they say, and keep away from them in a good way.

Sahih International

And be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance.

73:11

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Muhsin Khan

And leave Me Alone to deal with the beliers (those who deny My Verses, etc.), and those who are in possession of good things of life. And give them respite for a little while.

Sahih International

And leave Me with [the matter of] the deniers, those of ease [in life], and allow them respite a little.

73:12

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, with Us are fetters (to bind them), and a raging Fire.

Sahih International

Indeed, with Us [for them] are shackles and burning fire

73:13

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Sahih International

And food that chokes and a painful punishment -

Muhsin Khan

And a food that chokes, and a painful torment.

73:14

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Sahih International

On the Day the earth and the mountains will convulse and the mountains will become a heap of sand pouring down.

Muhsin Khan

On the Day when the earth and the mountains will be in violent shake, and the mountains will be a heap of sand poured out and flowing down.

73:15

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, We have sent to you (O men) a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) to be a witness over you, as We did send a Messenger [Musa (Moses)] to Fir'aun (Pharaoh).

Sahih International

Indeed, We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness upon you just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger.

73:16

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Muhsin Khan

But Fir'aun (Pharaoh) disobeyed the Messenger [Musa (Moses)], so We seized him with a severe punishment.

Sahih International

But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

73:17

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Sahih International

Then how can you fear, if you disbelieve, a Day that will make the children white- haired?

Muhsin Khan

Then how can you avoid the punishment, if you disbelieve, on a Day that will make the children grey-headed (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)?

73:18

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Muhsin Khan

Whereon the heaven will be cleft asunder? His Promise is certainly to be accomplished.

Sahih International

The heaven will break apart therefrom; ever is His promise fulfilled.

73:19

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Sahih International

Indeed, this is a reminder, so whoever wills may take to his Lord a way.

Muhsin Khan

Verily, this is an admonition, therefore whosoever will, let him take a Path to His Lord!

73:20

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Muhsin Khan

Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so do a party of those with you, And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Quran as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's Bounty; yet others fighting in Allah's Cause. So recite as much of the Quran as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.

Sahih International

Indeed, your Lord knows, [O Muhammad], that you stand [in prayer] almost two thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and [so do] a group of those with you. And Allah determines [the extent of] the night and the day. He has known that you [Muslims] will not be able to do it and has turned to you in forgiveness, so recite what is easy [for you] of the Qur'an. He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others traveling throughout the land seeking [something] of the bounty of Allah and others fighting for the cause of Allah . So recite what is easy from it and establish prayer and give zakah and loan Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you put forward for yourselves - you will find it with Allah . It is better and greater in reward. And seek forgiveness of Allah . Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.