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73:1  O you wrapped up in your garment
73:2  Rise to pray in the night except a little (or but not all night)
73:3  Half of it, or lessen it a little
73:4  Or add to it, and recite the Quran as it ought to be recited
73:5  Surely We will make to light upon you (charge you with) a weighty Word (or message)
73:6  Surely the vigil of the night is the most potent for the soul (to receive impressions) and the best for framing speech (or the Words of prayer)
73:7  Surely you have in the daytime a long occupation (with ordinary affairs of life)
73:8  And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with exclusive (and wholehearted) devotion
73:9  (He is) The Lord of the East and the West - there is no God but He - therefore, take Him for a protector
73:10  And bear patiently what they say and avoid them with a becoming avoidance (or leave taking)
73:11  And leave Me to deal with the rejecters, the possessors of ease and plenty, and bear with them a little
73:12  Surely with Us are heavy fetters and a raging fire
73:13  And food that chokes and a painful doom
73:14  On the day when the earth and the mountains shall quake and the mountains shall become (as) heaps of running sand
73:15  Surely We have sent unto you a Messenger, a witness against you, as We sent a Messenger to Pharaoh
73:16  But Pharaoh disobeyed the Messenger, so We seized him with a violent grip
73:17  How, then, will you guard yourselves, if you disbelieve, on the day which shall make children grey-headed (with stress)
73:18  The heaven shall rend asunder thereby; His promise is ever brought to fulfilment
73:19  Surely this is a reminder, let then him, who will, take the way to his Lord
73:20  Your Lord does know that you stand in prayer nearly two-thirds of the night, and sometimes half of it, and sometimes a third of it, and so also do a party of those with you; and Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are not able to keep