;

1 . By the night enshrouding

2 . And the day resplendent

3 . And Him Who hath created male and female,

4 . Lo! your effort is dispersed (toward divers ends).

5 . As for him who giveth and is dutiful (toward Allah)

6 . And believeth in goodness;

7 . Surely We will ease his way unto the state of ease.

8 . But as for him who hoardeth and deemeth himself independent,

9 . And disbelieveth in goodness;

10 . Surely We will ease his way unto adversity.

11 . His riches will not save him when he perisheth.

12 . Lo! Ours it is (to give) the guidance

13 . And lo! unto Us belong the latter portion and the former.

14 . Therefor have I warned you of the flaming Fire

15 . Which only the most wretched must endure,

16 . He who denieth and turneth away.

17 . Far removed from it will be the righteous

18 . Who giveth his wealth that he may grow (in goodness).

19 . And none hath with him any favour for reward,

20 . Except as seeking (to fulfil) the purpose of his Lord Most High.

21 . He verily will be content.