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

8. Then on that day you shall most certainly be questioned about the boons.

Chapter 103

3 Verses

Asr

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

1. I swear by the Asr,*

2. Most surely man is in loss,

3. Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.

Chapter 104

9 Verses

The Slanderer (Humazah)

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

1. Woe to every slanderer, defamer,

2. Who amasses wealth and considers it a provision (against mishap);

3. He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.

4. Nay! he shall most certainly be hurled into the crushing disaster,

5. And what will make you realize what the crushing disaster is?

6. It is the fire kindled by Allah,

7. Which rises above hearts.

8. Surely it shall be closed over upon them,

9. In extended columns.

* Asr is the afternoon period.

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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=971