;

1 . By the Night as it conceals (the light);

2 . By the Day as it appears in glory;

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 . And gives the lie to the best,-

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

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

12 . Verily We take upon Ourselves to guide,

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

14 . Therefore do I warn you of a Fire blazing fiercely;

15 . None shall reach it but those most unfortunate ones

16 . Who give the lie to Truth and turn their backs.

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

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

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

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

21 . And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.