Surah Al-Asr (103): Read Online and Download - English Translation

This page contains all verses of surah Al-Asr in addition to Interpretation of all verses by Yusuf Ali (Abdullah Yusuf Ali). In the first part you can read surah العصر ordered in pages exactly as it is present in the Quran. To read an interpretation of a verse click on its number.

Information About Surah Al-Asr

Surah Al-Asr

Surah Al-Asr is the 103rd chapter of the Quran and is composed of three verses. It is a Makki surah, meaning it was revealed in the early years of Prophet Muhammad's mission in Makkah.

The surah is named after the Arabic word "Al-Asr," which translates to "The Time" or "The Declining Day." The central theme of this surah revolves around the concept of time and the importance of utilizing it wisely.

The surah begins with a powerful oath, emphasizing the significance of time and the fleeting nature of human life. It serves as a reminder of the limited time each individual has in this world and the need to make the most of it.

Surah Al-Asr also highlights the criteria for success and salvation. It states that all of humanity is in a state of loss, except for those who possess four qualities: faith (iman), righteous deeds (amal as-salih), exhorting others to truth (advising one another to patience and truth), and exhorting others to patience (advising one another to patience).

The surah's concise yet profound message serves as a source of guidance and reflection for Muslims, reminding them of the fleeting nature of life and the importance of faith and good deeds.

Surah Al-Asr is often recited in daily prayers and holds a special place in the hearts of believers due to its timeless wisdom and relevance to the human experience.

Surah Al-Asr
سُورَةُ العَصۡرِ
Page 601 (Verses from 1 to 3)

Tafsir of Surah Al-Asr (Yusuf Ali: Abdullah Yusuf Ali)

English Translation

By time,

English Transliteration


By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),

English Translation

Indeed, mankind is in loss,

English Transliteration

Inna alinsana lafee khusrin

Verily Man is in loss,

English Translation

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

English Transliteration

Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati watawasaw bialhaqqi watawasaw bialssabri

Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.