Support & Feedback
alim.org
Remember Settings

1
CONSIDER the night as it veils [the earth] in darkness,
2
and the day as it rises bright!
3
Consider the creation of the male and the female!1
4
Verily, [O men,] you aim at most divergent ends!2
5
Thus, as for him who gives [to others] and is conscious of God,
6
and believes in the truth of the ultimate good3 -
7
for him shall We make easy the path towards [ultimate] ease.4
8
But as for him who is niggardly, and thinks that he is self-sufficient,5
9
and calls the ultimate good a lie -
10
for him shall We make easy the path towards hardship:
11
and what will his wealth avail him when he goes down [to his grave]?6
12
BEHOLD, it is indeed for Us to grace [you] with guidance;
13
and, behold, Ours is [the dominion over] the life to come as well as [over] this earlier part [of your life]:7
14
and so I warn you of the raging fire -
15
[the fire] which none shall have to endure but that most hapless wretch
16
who gives the lie to the truth and turns away [from it].
17
For, distant from it shall remain he who is truly conscious of God:
18
he that spends his possessions [on others] so that he might grow in purity -
19
not as payment for favours received,8
20
but only out of a longing for the countenance of his Sustainer, the All-Highest:
21
and such, indeed, shall in time be well-pleased.