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73:1  You [Prophet], enfolded in your cloak
73:2  Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it
73:3  half, or a little less
73:4  or a little more; recite the Quran slowly and distinctly
73:5  We shall send a momentous message down to you
73:6  Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words–&ndash
73:7  you are kept busy for long periods of the day–&ndash
73:8  so celebrate the name of your Lord and devote yourself wholeheart-edly to Him
73:9  He is Lord of the east and west, there is no god but Him, so take Him as your Protector
73:10  patiently endure what they say, ignore them politely
73:11  and leave to Me those who deny the truth and live in luxury. Bear with them for a little while
73:12  We have fetters, a blazing fire
73:13  food that chokes, and agonizing torment in store for the
73:14  on the Day when the earth and the mountains will shake. The mountains will become a heap of loose sand
73:15  We have sent a messenger to you [people] to be your witness, just as We sent a messenger to Pharaoh
73:16  but Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger and so We inflicted a heavy punishment on him
73:17  So if you disbelieve, how can you guard yourselves against a Day that will turn children’s hair grey
73:18  a Day when the sky will be torn apart? God’s promise will certainly be fulfilled
73:19  This is a reminder. Let whoever wishes take the way to his Lord
73:20  [Prophet], your Lord is well aware that you sometimes spend nearly two-thirds of the night at prayer––sometimes half, sometimes a third––as do some of your followers. God determines the division of night and day. He knows that you will not be able to keep a measure of it and He has relented towards all of you, so recite as much of the Quran as is easy for you. He knows that some of you will be sick, some of you travelling through the land seeking God’s bounty, some of you fighting in God’s way: recite as much as is easy for you, keep up the prayer, pay the prescribed alms, and make God a good loan. Whatever good you store up for yourselves will be improved and increased for you. Ask God for His forgiveness, He is most forgiving, most merciful