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20. Lo! thy Lord knoweth how thou keepest vigil sometimes nearly two thirds of the 
night, or (sometimes) half or a third thereof, as do a party of those with thee. 
Allah measureth the night and the day. He knoweth that ye count it not, and turneth 
unto you in mercy. Recite, then, of the Quran that which is easy for you. He knoweth 
that there are sick folk among you, while others travel in the land in search of 
Allah's bounty, and others (still) are fighting for the cause of Allah. So recite 
of it that which is easy (for you), and establish worship and pay the poor due 
and (so) lend unto Allah a goodly loan. Whatsoever good ye send before you far 
your souls, ye will surely find it with Allah, better and greater in the 
recompense. And seek forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Yusuf Ali
20. The Lord doth know that thou standest forth (to prayer) nigh two- thirds of the 
night or half the night or a third of the night and so doth a party of those with 
thee. But Allah doth appoint Night and Day in due measure.  He knoweth that ye are 
unable to keep count thereof. So He hath turned to you (in mercy): read ye 
therefore of the Qur'an as much as may be easy for you.  He knoweth that there 
may be (some) among you in ill-health; others travelling through the land seeking 
of Allah's bounty; yet others fighting in Allah's Cause.  Read ye therefore as 
much of the Qur'an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and 
give regular Charity; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan.  And whatever good ye 
send forth for your souls Ye shall find it in Allah's presence yea better and 
greater in Reward. And seek ye the Grace of Allah: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving 
Most Merciful.
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