M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

19. And no one has with him any boon for which he should be rewarded,

20. Except the seeking of the pleasure of his Lord, the Most High.

21. And he shall soon be well- pleased.

Chapter 93

11 Verses

The Early Hours (Zoha)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. I swear by the early hours of the day,

2. And the night when it covers with darkness.

3. Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor has He become displeased,

4. And surely what comes after is better for you than that which has gone before.

5. And soon will your Lord give you so that you shall be well pleased.

6. Did He not find you an orphan and give you shelter?

7. And find you unable to see and show the way?

8. And find you in want and make you to be free from want?

9. Therefore, as for the orphan, do not oppress (him).

10. And as for him who asks, do not chide (him),

11. And as for the favour of your Lord, do announce (it).

Chapter 94

8 Verses

The Expansion (Inshirah)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Have We not expanded for you your breast,

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 27 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=964