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Sura 1 - The Opening
Sura 2 - The Cow
Sura 3 - The Family of Imran
Sura 4 - Women
Sura 5 - The Table
Sura 6 - Cattle
Sura 7 - Al Araf
Sura 8 - The Spoils
Sura 9 - Immunity
Sura 10 - Jonah, Peace be on Him!
Sura 11 - Houd
Sura 12 - Joseph, Peace be on Him
Sura 13 - Thunder
Sura 14 - Abraham, on Whom be Peace
Sura 15 - Hedjr
Sura 16 - The Bee
Sura 17 - The Night Journey
Sura 18 - The Cave
Sura 19 - Mary
Sura 20 - Ta. Ha.
Sura 21 - The Prophets
Sura 22 - The Pilgrimage
Sura 23 - The Believers
Sura 24 - Light
Sura 25 - Al Furkan
Sura 26 - The Poets
Sura 27 - The Ant
Sura 28 - The Story
Sura 29 - The Spider
Sura 30 - The Greeks
Sura 31 - Lokman
Sura 32 - Adoration
Sura 33 - The Confederates
Sura 34 - Saba
Sura 35 - The Creator, or the Angels
Sura 36 - Ya. Sin
Sura 37 - The Ranks
Sura 38 - Sad
Sura 39 - The Troops
Sura 40 - The Believer
Sura 41 - The Made Plain
Sura 42 - Counsel
Sura 43 - Ornaments of Gold
Sura 44 - Smoke
Sura 45 - The Kneeling
Sura 46 - Al Ahkaf
Sura 47 - Muhammad
Sura 48 - The Victory
Sura 49 - The Apartments
Sura 50 - Kaf
Sura 51 - The Scattering
Sura 52 - The Mountain
Sura 53 - The Star
Sura 54 - The Moon
Sura 55 - The Merciful
Sura 56 - The Inevitable
Sura 57 - Iron
Sura 58 - She Who Pleaded
Sura 59 - The Emigration
Sura 60 - She Who is Tried
Sura 61 - Battle Array
Sura 62 - The Assembly
Sura 63 - The Hypocrites
Sura 64 - Mutual Deceit
Sura 65 - Divorce
Sura 66 - The Forbidding
Sura 67 - The Kingdom
Sura 68 - The Pen
Sura 69 - The Inevitable
Sura 70 - The Steps or Ascents
Sura 71 - Noah
Sura 72 - Djinn
Sura 73 - The Enfolded
Sura 74 - The Enwrapped
Sura 75 - The Resurrection
Sura 76 - Man
Sura 77 - The Sent
Sura 78 - The News
Sura 79 - Those Who Drag Forth
Sura 80 - He Frowned
Sura 81 - The Folded Up
Sura 82 - The Cleaving
Sura 83 - Those Who Stint
Sura 84 - The Splitting Usunder
Sura 85 - The Starry
Sura 86 - The Night-Comer
Sura 87 - The Most High
Sura 88 - The Overshadowing
Sura 89 - The Daybreak
Sura 90 - The Soil
Sura 91 - The Sun
Sura 92 - The Night
Sura 93 - The Brightness
Sura 94 - The Opening
Sura 95 - The Fig
Sura 96 - Thick Blood, or Clots of Blood
Sura 97 - Power
Sura 98 - Clear Evidence
Sura 99 - The Earthquake
Sura 100 - The Chargers
Sura 101 - The Blow
Sura 102 - Desire
Sura 103 - The Afternoon
Sura 104 - The Backbiter
Sura 105 - The Elephant
Sura 106 - The Koreisch
Sura 107 - Religion
Sura 108 - The Abundance
Sura 109 - Unbelievers
Sura 110 - Help
Sura 111 - Abu Lahab
Sura 112 - The Unity
Sura 113 - The Daybreak
Sura 114 - Men
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The Qur'an (Rodwell tr) : Sura 73 - The Enfolded

SURA LXXIII (73) - The Enfolded (Mecca - 20 Verses) (III - 24)

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

O Thou enfolded in thy mantle,

Stand up all night, except a small port of it, for prayer:

Half or curtail the half a little, -

Or add to it: And with measured tone intone the Koran,

For we shall devolve on thee weighty words.

Verily, at the oncoming of night are devout impressions strongest, and

words are most collected;
But in the day time thou hast continual employ -

And commemorate the name of thy Lord, and devote thyself to Him with

entire devotion.

Lord of the East and of the West! No God is there but He! Take Him for

thy protector,

73:10 And endure what they say with patience, and depart from them with a

decorous departure.

And let Me alone with the gainsayers, rich in the pleasures of this

life; and bear thou with them yet a little while:

For with Us are strong fetters, and a flaming fire,

And food that choketh, and a sore torment.

The day cometh when the earth and the mountains shall be shaken; and the

mountains shall become a loose sand heap.

Verily, we have sent you an Apostle to witness against you, even as we

sent an Apostle to Pharaoh:

But Pharaoh rebelled against the Apostle, and we therefore laid hold on

him with a severe chastisement.

And how, if ye believe not, will you screen yourselves from the day that

shall turn children greyheaded?

The very heaven shall be reft asunder by it: this threat shall be

carried into effect.

Lo! this is a warning. Let him then who will, take the way to his Lord.

73:20 Of a truth, thy Lord knoweth that thou prayest almost two-thirds, or

half, or a third of the night, as do a part of thy followers. But God

measureth the night and the day: - He knoweth that ye cannot count its hours

aright, and therefore, turneth to you mercifully. Recite then so much of the

Koran as may be easy to you. He knoweth that there will be some among you

sick, while others travel through the earth in quest of the bounties of God;

and other do battle in his cause. Recite therefore so much of it as may be

easy. And observe the Prayers and pay the legal Alms, and lend God a liberal

loan: for whatever good works ye send on before for your own behoof, ye shall

find with God. This will be best and richest in the recompense. And seek the

forgiveness of God: verily, God is forgiving, Merciful.


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