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chapter of the manifest sign.

Hast thou considered if he were in guidance or bade piety?

Hast thou considered if he said it was a lie, and turned his back?

Did he not know that God can see?

15 Nay, surely, if he do not desist we will drag him by the forelock!—the lying sinful forelock!

So let him call his counsel: we will call the guards of hell!

Nay, obey him not, but adore and draw nigh!




The Chapter of Power[1].

(ⅩⅭⅦ. Place of origin doubtful.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

Verily, we sent it down on the Night of Power!

And what shall make thee know what the Night of Power is?—the Night of Power is better than a thousand months!

The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord with every bidding.

5 Peace it is until rising of the dawn!




The Chapter of the Manifest Sign.

(ⅩⅭⅧ. Place of origin doubtful.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

Those of the people of the Book and the idolaters


  1. The word el Qadr signifies 'power,' 'worth,' 'measure,' and 'the divine decree.'
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