Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH CIII

Al-‘Aṣr takes its name from a word in verse 1.

A very early Meccan Sûrah.

The Declining Day

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. By the declining day,

2. Lo! man is in a state of loss,

3. Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=673