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وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَىٰ
CONSIDER the night as it veils [the earth] in darkness, (1)
وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّىٰ
and the day as it rises bright! (2)
وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ
Consider the creation of the male and the female! (3)
إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ
Verily, [O men,] you aim at most divergent ends! (4)
فَأَمَّا مَنْ أَعْطَىٰ وَاتَّقَىٰ
Thus, as for him who gives [to others] and is conscious of God, (5)
وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ
and believes in the truth of the ultimate good – (6)
فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ
for him shall We make easy the path towards [ultimate] ease. (7)
وَأَمَّا مَنْ بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَىٰ
But as for him who is niggardly, and thinks that he is self-sufficient, (8)
وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ
and calls the ultimate good a lie – (9)
فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَىٰ
for him shall We make easy the path towards hardship: (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
By the Night as it conceals (the light);6159 (Translation)