Pearl of Wisdom
Sometimes even the eIoquent fails to come up withan answer.'
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5378
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AL-ASR (THE DECLINING DAY, EVENTIDE, THE EPOCH)
Total Verses: 3
Revealed At: MAKKA
YUSUFALI: By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
PICKTHAL: By the declining day,
SHAKIR: I swear by the time,
YUSUFALI: Verily Man is in loss,
PICKTHAL: Lo! man is a state of loss,
SHAKIR: Most surely man is in loss,
YUSUFALI: Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.
PICKTHAL: Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.
SHAKIR: Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.