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˹pray˺ half the night, or a little less,
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or a little more—and recite the Quran ˹properly˺ in a measured way.
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˹For˺ We will soon send upon you a weighty revelation.
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Indeed, worship in the night is more impactful and suitable for recitation.
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For during the day you are over-occupied ˹with worldly duties˺.
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˹Always˺ remember the Name of your Lord, and devote yourself to Him wholeheartedly.
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˹He is the˺ Lord of the east and the west. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, so take Him ˹alone˺ as a Trustee of Affairs.
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Be patient ˹O Prophet˺ with what they say, and depart from them courteously.
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And leave to Me the deniers—the people of luxury—and bear with them for a little while.
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˹For˺ We certainly have shackles, a ˹raging˺ Fire,
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choking food, and a painful punishment ˹in store for them˺
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on the Day the earth and mountains will shake ˹violently˺, and mountains will be ˹reduced to˺ dunes of shifting sand.
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Indeed, We have sent to you a messenger as a witness over you, just as We sent a messenger to Pharaoh.
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But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a stern grip.
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If you ˹pagans˺ persist in disbelief, then how will you guard yourselves against ˹the horrors of˺ a Day which will turn children’s hair grey?
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It will ˹even˺ cause the sky to split apart. His promise ˹of judgment˺ must be fulfilled.
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Surely this is a reminder. So let whoever wills take the ˹Right˺ Way to their Lord.
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