Pearl of Wisdom

Whoever from amongst our shi'a is tried with an affliction and endures it will be granted the reward of a thousand martyrs.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Tamhis, p. 59, no. 125

Article Source

We acknowledge the Islamic Computing Centre for providing the original file containing Yusuf Ali's and Marmaduke Mohammad Pickthall's translations.

The files you find here are NOT IN the Public domain, and the copy rights of the files still remain with the above author

Our Partners

Receive Qul Updates

The Holy Qur'an » The Holy Qur'an - English » AL-LAIL (THE NIGHT)

Total Verses: 21
Revealed At: MAKKA

YUSUFALI: By the Night as it conceals (the light);
PICKTHAL: By the night enshrouding
SHAKIR: I swear by the night when it draws a veil,

YUSUFALI: By the Day as it appears in glory;
PICKTHAL: And the day resplendent
SHAKIR: And the day when it shines in brightness,

YUSUFALI: By (the mystery of) the creation of male and female;-
PICKTHAL: And Him Who hath created male and female,
SHAKIR: And the creating of the male and the female,

YUSUFALI: Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse.
PICKTHAL: Lo! your effort is dispersed (toward divers ends).
SHAKIR: Your striving is most surely (directed to) various (ends).

YUSUFALI: So he who gives (in charity) and fears (Allah),
PICKTHAL: As for him who giveth and is dutiful (toward Allah)
SHAKIR: Then as for him who gives away and guards (against evil),

YUSUFALI: And (in all sincerity) testifies to the best,-
PICKTHAL: And believeth in goodness;
SHAKIR: And accepts the best,

YUSUFALI: We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Bliss.
PICKTHAL: Surely We will ease his way unto the state of ease.
SHAKIR: We will facilitate for him the easy end.

YUSUFALI: But he who is a greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient,
PICKTHAL: But as for him who hoardeth and deemeth himself independent,
SHAKIR: And as for him who is niggardly and considers himself free from need (of Allah),

YUSUFALI: And gives the lie to the best,-
PICKTHAL: And disbelieveth in goodness;
SHAKIR: And rejects the best,

YUSUFALI: We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Misery;
PICKTHAL: Surely We will ease his way unto adversity.
SHAKIR: We will facilitate for him the difficult end.

YUSUFALI: Nor will his wealth profit him when he falls headlong (into the Pit).
PICKTHAL: His riches will not save him when he perisheth.
SHAKIR: And his wealth will not avail him when he perishes.

YUSUFALI: Verily We take upon Ourselves to guide,
PICKTHAL: Lo! Ours it is (to give) the guidance
SHAKIR: Surely Ours is it to show the way,

YUSUFALI: And verily unto Us (belong) the End and the Beginning.
PICKTHAL: And lo! unto Us belong the latter portion and the former.
SHAKIR: And most surely Ours is the hereafter and the former.

YUSUFALI: Therefore do I warn you of a Fire blazing fiercely;
PICKTHAL: Therefor have I warned you of the flaming Fire
SHAKIR: Therefore I warn you of the fire that flames:

YUSUFALI: None shall reach it but those most unfortunate ones
PICKTHAL: Which only the most wretched must endure,
SHAKIR: None shall enter it but the most unhappy,

YUSUFALI: Who give the lie to Truth and turn their backs.
PICKTHAL: He who denieth and turneth away.
SHAKIR: Who gives the lie (to the truth) and turns (his) back.

YUSUFALI: But those most devoted to Allah shall be removed far from it,-
PICKTHAL: Far removed from it will be the righteous
SHAKIR: And away from it shall be kept the one who guards most (against evil),

YUSUFALI: Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification,
PICKTHAL: Who giveth his wealth that he may grow (in goodness).
SHAKIR: Who gives away his wealth, purifying himself

YUSUFALI: And have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return,
PICKTHAL: And none hath with him any favour for reward,
SHAKIR: And no one has with him any boon for which he should be rewarded,

YUSUFALI: But only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Lord Most High;
PICKTHAL: Except as seeking (to fulfil) the purpose of his Lord Most High.
SHAKIR: Except the seeking of the pleasure of his Lord, the Most High.

YUSUFALI: And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.
PICKTHAL: He verily will be content.
SHAKIR: And he shall soon be well-pleased.

Copyright © 2016 Qul. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by B19 Design.