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M.Pickthall
1. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Yusuf Ali
1. In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.





M.Pickthall
1. O thou wrapped up in thy raiment!
Yusuf Ali
1. O thou folded in garments!





M.Pickthall
2. Keep vigil the night long, save a little
Yusuf Ali
2. Stand (to pray) by night but not all night 





M.Pickthall
3. A half thereof, or abate a little thereof
Yusuf Ali
3. Half of it or a little less





M.Pickthall
4. Or add (a little) thereto and chant the Quran in measure,
Yusuf Ali
4. Or a little more; and recite the Qur'an in slow measured rhythmic tones.





M.Pickthall
5. For We shall charge thee with a word of weight.
Yusuf Ali
5. Soon shall We send down to thee a weighty Message.





M.Pickthall
6. Lo! the vigil of the night is (a time) when impression is more keen and speech 
more certain.
Yusuf Ali
6. Truly the rising by night is most potent for governing (the soul) and most 
suitable for (framing) the Word (of Prayer and Praise).





M.Pickthall
7. Lo! thou hast by day a chain of business.
Yusuf Ali
7. True there is for thee by day prolonged occupation with ordinary duties:





M.Pickthall
8. So remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with a complete devotion
Yusuf Ali
8. But keep in remembrance the name of the Lord and devote thyself to Him wholeheartedly.





M.Pickthall
9. Lord of the East and the West; there is no God save Him; so choose thou Him alone 
for thy defender
Yusuf Ali
9. (He is) Lord of the East and the West: there is no god but He: take Him therefore 
for (thy) Disposer of Affairs.
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