Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

to remain in it forever.’
24 When they see what they are promised,
they will then know who is weaker in supporters
and fewer in numbers.
25 Say, ‘I do not know if what you are promised is near,
or if my Lord has set a term for it.’
26 Knower of the Unseen,
He does not disclose His Unseen to anyone,
27 except to an apostle He approves of.
Then He dispatches
a sentinel before and behind him
28 so that He may ascertain
that they have communicated
the messages of their Lord,
and He comprehends all that is with them,
and He keeps count of all things.

73. Sūrat al- Muzzammil 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 O you wrapped up in your mantle!
2 Stand vigil through the night, except a little,
3 a half, or reduce a little from that
4 or add to it,
and recite the Qur’ān in a measured tone.
5 Indeed soon We shall cast on you a weighty word.

1The sūrah takes its name from the word “muzzammil” (wrapped in mantle) in verse 1.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 24 Sep. 2023: