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The Night

 

[XIV.]

SURA CVII.—RELIGION

Mecca.—7 Verses.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

What thinkest thou of him who treateth our RELIGION as a lie?
He it is who thrusteth away the orphan,
And stirreth not others up to feed the poor.
Woe to those who pray,
But in their prayer are careless;
Who make a shew of devotion,
But refuse help to the needy.

 

[XV.]

SURA CII.—DESIRE

Mecca.—8 Verses.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The DESIRE of increasing riches occupieth you,
Till ye come to the grave.
Nay! but in the end ye shall know—
Nay! once more, in the end ye shall know your folly.
Nay! would that ye knew it with knowledge of certainty!
Surely ye shall see hell-fire.
Then shall ye surely see it with the eye of certainty;
Then shall ye on that day be taken to task concerning pleasures.

 

[XVI.]

SURA XCII.—THE NIGHT

Mecca.—21 Verses.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

By the NIGHT when she spreads her veil;
By the Day when it brightly shineth;