Surah Lail, Chapter 92

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 21

وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَىٰ {1}

1. I swear by the night night (Khalifa II) when it overpowered (Divine Light Ali).

وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّىٰ {2}

2. When the day1 shall light up.2

وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ {3}

3. And I swear by Ali and Fatima (peace be upon them).

إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ {4}

4. Verily your attempts are varying.3

فَأَمَّا مَنْ أَعْطَىٰ وَاتَّقَىٰ {5}

5. So to him who discharged4 and adopted piety.

وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ {6}

6. And verified promises held out by Divine Lights.

فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ {7}

7. Shall We befit easily5?

وَأَمَّا مَنْ بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَىٰ {8}

8. Whereas him who was greedy and indifferent.

وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ {9}

9. And who falsified (Divine promises held out by Divine Lights).

فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَىٰ {10}

10. Shall We implicate in difficulties.6

وَمَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُ مَالُهُ إِذَا تَرَدَّىٰ {11}

11. Whereby after his death, his property will be of no avail to him.

إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَىٰ {12}

12. Verily on Us is the onus of guidance.

وَإِنَّ لَنَا لَلْآخِرَةَ وَالْأُولَىٰ {13}

13. And both the future and present states are Ours.

فَأَنْذَرْتُكُمْ نَارًا تَلَظَّىٰ {14}

14. So I warned you against the flaming fire.

لَا يَصْلَاهَا إِلَّا الْأَشْقَى {15}

15. Wherein shall enter none but the unfortunate ringleaders.7

الَّذِي كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ {16}

16. And turned away.

وَسَيُجَنَّبُهَا الْأَتْقَى {17}

17. And shortly shall the virtuous be saved therefrom.

الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّىٰ {18}

18. Who spent his property inthe name of God and purified himself.

وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِنْدَهُ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ تُجْزَىٰ {19}

19. And no obligation of any rests on Him, so he may be rewared on that account.

إِلَّا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْأَعْلَىٰ {20}

20. But merely to win Divine Will of the Lord Almighty.

وَلَسَوْفَ يَرْضَىٰ {21}

21. Who may ultimately payhim so much that he shall be pleased therewith.

  • 1. i.e. 12th Divine Light
  • 2. Rise up to avenge the culprits, as te address is tot he Prophet regarding his immaculate family, none else can appreciate the real meanings from allegorical Divine utterances.
  • 3. Some for present and others for Future State.
  • 4. His duties to God and true faith in Future State.
  • 5. to comply with Divine Commands
  • 6. Rendering discharge of duties difficult.
  • 7. Who falsified the Prophet regarding Ali’s nomination at Ghadeer al-Khum which was at Divine instance.