Surah Al-Lail: Reading and Tafsir and Download

This page contains all verses of surah Al-Lail in addition to Interpretation of all verses by Arberry (A. J. Arberry). In the first part you can read surah الليل 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-Lail

Tafsir of Surah Al-Lail (Arberry: A. J. Arberry)

English Translation

By the night when it covers

English Transliteration

Waallayli itha yaghsha

By the night enshrouding

English Translation

And [by] the day when it appears

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Waalnnahari itha tajalla

and the day in splendour

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And [by] He who created the male and female,

English Transliteration

Wama khalaqa alththakara waalontha

and That which created the male and the female,

English Translation

Indeed, your efforts are diverse.

English Transliteration

Inna saAAyakum lashatta

surely your striving is to diverse ends.

English Translation

As for he who gives and fears Allah

English Transliteration

Faamma man aAAta waittaqa

As for him who gives and is godfearing

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And believes in the best [reward],

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Wasaddaqa bialhusna

and confirms the reward most fair,

English Translation

We will ease him toward ease.

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Fasanuyassiruhu lilyusra

We shall surely ease him to the Easing.

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But as for he who withholds and considers himself free of need

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Waamma man bakhila waistaghna

But as for him who is a miser, and self-sufficient,

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And denies the best [reward],

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Wakaththaba bialhusna

and cries lies to the reward most fair,

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We will ease him toward difficulty.

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Fasanuyassiruhu lilAAusra

We shall surely ease him to the Hardship;

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And what will his wealth avail him when he falls?

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Wama yughnee AAanhu maluhu itha taradda

his wealth shall not avail him when he perishes.

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Indeed, [incumbent] upon Us is guidance.

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Inna AAalayna lalhuda

Surely upon Us rests the guidance,

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And indeed, to Us belongs the Hereafter and the first [life].

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Wainna lana lalakhirata waaloola

and to Us belong the Last and the First.

English Translation

So I have warned you of a Fire which is blazing.

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Faanthartukum naran talaththa

Now I have warned you of a Fire that flames,
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