Translation of the HOLY QUR’AN – 103.Surat Al-`Aşr (The Declining Day) – سورة العصر

Surat Al-`Aşr (The Declining Day) – سورة العصر

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

103:1

وَالْعَصْرِ

Pronunciation

WalAAasr

Translation

By time,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

By Time! — or [it ‘asr can mean the period] from the declining of the sun to sunset, or [it may denote] the afternoon prayer.

103:2

إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

Pronunciation

Inna al-insana lafee khusr

Translation

Indeed, mankind is in loss,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Verily man (al-insān: the generic) is in [a state of] loss, in all his bargaining,

103:3

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

Pronunciation

Illa allatheena amanoowaAAamiloo assalihati watawasaw bilhaqqiwatawasaw bissabr

Translation

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

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

except those who believe and perform righteous deeds, they are not in [a state of] loss, and enjoin one another to [follow] the truth, faith, and enjoin one another to patience, in [maintaining] obedience and in refraining from [acts of] disobedience.

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