Al Layl (The Night)

1. Wallaili izaa yaghshaa


وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَىٰ


By the Night as it conceals (the light);


2. Wannahaari izaa tajalla


وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّىٰ


By the Day as it appears in glory;


3. Wa maa khalaqaz zakara wal unthaa


وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ


By (the mystery of) the creation of male and female;-


4. Inna sa'yakum lashattaa


إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ


Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse.


5. Fa ammaa man a'taa wattaqaa


فَأَمَّا مَنْ أَعْطَىٰ وَاتَّقَىٰ


So he who gives (in charity) and fears (Allah),


6. Wa saddaqa bil husnaa


وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ


And (in all sincerity) testifies to the best,-


7. Fasanu yassiruhoo lilyusraa


فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ


We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Bliss.


8. Wa ammaa man bakhila wastaghnaa


وَأَمَّا مَنْ بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَىٰ


But he who is a greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient,


9. Wa kazzaba bil husnaa


وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ


And gives the lie to the best,-


10. Fasanu yassiruhoo lil'usraa


فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَىٰ


We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Misery;


11. Wa maa yughnee 'anhu maaluhooo izaa taraddaa


وَمَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُ مَالُهُ إِذَا تَرَدَّىٰ


Nor will his wealth profit him when he falls headlong (into the Pit).


12. Inna 'alainaa lal hudaa


إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَىٰ


Verily We take upon Ourselves to guide,


13. Wa inna lanaa lal Aakhirata wal oolaa


وَإِنَّ لَنَا لَلْآخِرَةَ وَالْأُولَىٰ


And verily unto Us (belong) the End and the Beginning.


14. Fa anzartukum naaran talazzaa


فَأَنْذَرْتُكُمْ نَارًا تَلَظَّىٰ


Therefore do I warn you of a Fire blazing fiercely;


15. Laa yaslaahaaa illal ashqaa


لَا يَصْلَاهَا إِلَّا الْأَشْقَى


None shall reach it but those most unfortunate ones


16. Allazee kazzaba wa tawallaa


الَّذِي كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ


Who give the lie to Truth and turn their backs.


17. Wa sa yujannnabuhal atqaa


وَسَيُجَنَّبُهَا الْأَتْقَى


But those most devoted to Allah shall be removed far from it,-


18. Allazee yu'tee maalahoo yatazakkaa


الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّىٰ


Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification,


19. Wa maa li ahadin 'indahoo min ni'matin tujzaaa


وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِنْدَهُ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ تُجْزَىٰ


And have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return,


20. Illab tighaaa'a wajhi rabbihil a 'laa


إِلَّا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْأَعْلَىٰ


But only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Lord Most High;


21. Wa lasawfa yardaa


وَلَسَوْفَ يَرْضَىٰ


And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.