The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 73 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Muzzammil
English: The Enshrouded One
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 72 (Al-Jinn - The Jinn)
> Sura 74 (Al-Muddathir - The Cloaked One)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 68 (Al-Qalam - The Pen)
> Sura 74 (Al-Muddathir - The Cloaked One)

Verses: 20

1O thou enwrapped in thy robes,
2keep vigil the night, except a little
3(a half of it, or diminish a little,
4or add a little), and chant the Koran very distinctly;
5Behold, We shall cast upon thee a weighty word;
6surely the first part of the night is heavier in tread, more upright in speech,
7surely in the day thou hast long business.
8And remember the Name of thy Lord, and devote thyself unto Him very devoutly.
9Lord of the East and the West; there is no god but He; so take Him for a Guardian.
10And bear thou patiently what they say, and forsake them graciously.
11Leave Me to those who cry lies, those prosperous ones, and respite them a little,
12for with Us there are fetters, and a furnace,
13and food that chokes, and a painful chastisement,
14upon the day when the earth and the mountains shall quake and the mountains become a slipping heap of sand.
15Surely We have sent unto you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger,
16but Pharaoh rebelled against the Messenger, so We seized him remorselessly.
17If therefore you disbelieve, how will you guard yourselves against a day that shall make the children grey-headed?
18Whereby heaven shall be split, and its promise shall be performed.
19Surely this is a Reminder; so let him who will take unto his Lord a way.
20Thy Lord knows that thou keepest vigil nearly two-thirds of the night, or a half of it, or a third of it, and a party of those with thee; and God determines the night and the day. He knows that you will not number it, and He has turned towards you. Therefore recite of the Koran so much as is feasible. He knows that some of you are sick, and others journeying in the land, seeking the bounty of G