Verse 73:1

يٰۤاَيُّهَا الۡمُزَّمِّلُۙ‏

O You (Prophet) the great selector of companions, the best caravan leader!

Verse 73:2

قُمِ الَّيۡلَ اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا ۙ‏

Stay vigilant even by night, and never fall short on it - [As Head of the State the Prophet is responsible for arranging peace and security for all citizens (17:79, 76:26). 'Illa' here, as in many other verses, represents 'never', and not 'except' (11:107-108, 55:33, 87:6-7). 'Al-Manar' vol 1 Pg 414]

Verse 73:3

نِّصۡفَهٗۤ اَوِ انْقُصۡ مِنۡهُ قَلِيۡلًا ۙ‏

Half of it, or a little less.

Verse 73:4

اَوۡ زِدۡ عَلَيۡهِ وَرَتِّلِ الۡقُرۡاٰنَ تَرۡتِيۡلًا ؕ‏

Or, you shall increase it whenever warranted. And convey the Qur'an in a calm distinctive manner, stage by stage.

Verse 73:5

اِنَّا سَنُلۡقِىۡ عَلَيۡكَ قَوۡلًا ثَقِيۡلًا‏

We are charging you with a substantial declaration (a lofty mission).

Verse 73:6

اِنَّ نَاشِئَةَ الَّيۡلِ هِىَ اَشَدُّ وَطۡـاً وَّاَقۡوَمُ قِيۡلًا ؕ‏

The vigil of the night impresses the minds most strongly, and the speech is most upright. [Mutual consultation with companions is better done in the silence of night]

Verse 73:7

اِنَّ لَـكَ فِى النَّهَارِ سَبۡحًا طَوِيۡلًا ؕ‏

By day you are engaged in continued strife.

Verse 73:8

وَاذۡكُرِ اسۡمَ رَبِّكَ وَتَبَتَّلۡ اِلَيۡهِ تَبۡتِيۡلًا ؕ‏

Keep eminent the Name of your Lord and detach yourself from needless pursuits for His sake.

Verse 73:9

رَبُّ الۡمَشۡرِقِ وَالۡمَغۡرِبِ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ فَاتَّخِذۡهُ وَكِيۡلًا‏ 

Lord of the East and the West! There is no god but He. So, hold on to Him as Dispenser of affairs.

Verse 73:10

وَاصۡبِرۡ عَلٰى مَا يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ وَاهۡجُرۡهُمۡ هَجۡرًا جَمِيۡلًا‏

Endure with patience whatever people may say, and leave them graciously. [5:13, 15:85]

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