Chapter 103: Surah Al-'Asr (The Time)



وَ الْعَصْرِۙ By the time!

۝ Verse 1

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

By the time! —



اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَفِيْ خُسْرٍۙ Surely man is in loss,

۝ Verse 2

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Surely man is in loss,



اِلَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا Except those who believe

وَ عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ and do good,

وَ تَوَاصَوْا and exhort one another

بِالْحَقِّ١ to Truth,

وَ تَوَاصَوْا and exhort one another

بِالصَّبْرِ to patience.

۝ Verse 3

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Except those who believe and do good, and exhort one another to Truth, and exhort one another to patience.



وَ لَاۤ اَنَا عَابِدٌ Nor shall I serve

مَّا عَبَدْتُّمْ that which ye serve,

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nor shall I serve that which ye serve,