73 - Al-Muzammil
"Audhu billahi minash shaytanirrajeem"
Bismi Llaahi l-raḥmaani l-raḥeem
Ya ayyuha almuzzammilu;
O covered one (Muzammil)!
Qumi allayla illa qaleelan;
Arise in the night, except for a little;
Nisfahu awi onqus minhu qaleelan;
Half of it or less,
Aw zid AAalayhi warattili alqurana tarteelan;
Or increase it, and recite and contemplate upon the Quran!
Inna sanulqee AAalayka qawlan thaqeelan;
Indeed, We will send upon you (make you experience in your consciousness) a heavy word!
Inna nashiata allayli hiya ashaddu watan waaqwamu qeelan;
Arising in the night gives greater perception and clarity in the evaluation of the call!
Inna laka fee alnnahari sabhan taweelan;
For during the day you are occupied.
Waothkuri isma rabbika watabattal ilayhi tabteelan;
Remember (dhikr) the qualities of the Names comprising your essence; your Rabb, and seclude yourself to Him in complete devotion.
Rabbu almashriqi waalmaghribi la ilaha illa huwa faittakhithhu wakeelan;
He is the Rabb of the east (that which shines) and the west (that which extinguishes)! There is no god, only HU ! So take only him as the disposer of your affairs!
Waisbir AAala ma yaqooloona waohjurhum hajran jameelan;
Be patient about what they say and depart from them with a pleasant departure!
Watharnee waalmukaththibeena olee alnnaAAmati wamahhilhum qaleelan;
Leave me (to deal alone) with those who deny in their abundance! Give them respite.
Inna ladayna ankalan wajaheeman;
Indeed, there are chains and Hellfire with us.Not:
Imam Razi, a renowned interpreter of the Quran, says the following about the symbolism used in regards to the suffering of Hell: “These four states may be seen as the spiritual results of what the person did in his life. ‘Heavy irons’ is symbolic of his former material interests and the continuation of his imprisonment to his bodily pleasures. The day when they are no longer able to actualize these irons and chains become the means to prevent the resurrected person (ego) from reaching the stations of sublimity and purity. Thereafter, these spiritual irons bring about ‘spiritual fire’, for when the person feels a strong desire for a bodily pleasure and is unable to attain it, a sense of severe burning takes place within his being. This is the meaning of the ‘burning hellfire’. The sinner, in this state, feels in his throat the pain of separation from the things he desires and the suffocating sensation of being deprived of them. This is the meaning of the expression ‘food that gets stuck in their throats’. And finally, because of being in this state, he is bereft of the company of those who are enlightened with the Nur of Allah and sanctified, thus the meaning of ‘severe suffering’. But know that I am not asserting that the meaning of these Quranic expressions are confined only to what I say...”
WataAAaman tha ghussatin waAAathaban aleeman;
And food that gets stuck in their throats and a severe suffering!
Yawma tarjufu alardu waaljibalu wakanati aljibalu katheeban maheelan;
At that time the earth (body) and the mountains (ego-identities) will be shaken... And the mountains will become a heap of dust!
Inna arsalna ilaykum rasoolan shahidan AAalaykum kama arsalna ila firAAawna rasoolan;
Indeed, just as We disclosed a Rasul (guider to the reality, purifier) to Pharaoh, We have also sent a Rasul to you as a witness.
FaAAasa firAAawnu alrrasoola faakhathnahu akhthan wabeelan;
Pharaoh disobeyed that Rasul and We seized him with a destructive seizure!
Fakayfa tattaqoona in kafartum yawman yajAAalu alwildana sheeban;
If you are ungrateful (to the disclosed reality), how will you be protected at that time which will make the children grey-haired and old?
Alssamao munfatirun bihi kana waAAduhu mafAAoolan;
The heaven will split apart there from; His promise is fulfilled!
Inna hathihi tathkiratun faman shaa ittakhatha ila rabbihi sabeelan;
Indeed, this is a reminder! So whoever wills may take the way (that leads) to his Rabb!
Inna rabbaka yaAAlamu annaka taqoomu adna min thuluthayi allayli wanisfahu wathuluthahu wataifatun mina allatheena maAAaka waAllahu yuqaddiru allayla waalnnahara AAalima an lan tuhsoohu fataba AAalaykum faiqraoo ma tayassara mina alqurani AAalima an sayakoonu minkum marda waakharoona yadriboona fee alardi yabtaghoona min fadli Allahi waakharoona yuqatiloona fee sabeeli Allahi faiqraoo ma tayassara minhu waaqeemoo alssalata waatoo alzzakata waaqridoo Allaha qardan hasanan wama tuqaddimoo lianfusikum min khayrin tajidoohu AAinda Allahi huwa khayran waaAAthama ajran waistaghfiroo Allaha inna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun;
Your Rabb knows that you arise in two-thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and so do a group of those with you. And it is Allah who determines the night and the day! (Allah) knows you will never be able to evaluate it and accepted your repentance... So, recite (comprehend) what is easy for you of the Quran! (Allah) knows that there will be among you those who are ill, and those who travel throughout the land seeking the bounty of Allah, and those who fight in the way of Allah. So, recite what is easy from it and establish salat (maintain your turning with observation), give alms and give a good loan to Allah... Whatever good you give for yourself you will find it much greater and better in the sight of Allah. Ask forgiveness of Allah! Indeed, Allah is the Ghafur, the Rahim.