The Qurʾān

Chapter 97

Verse 1

Abdel Haleem We sent it down on the Night of Glory.
Yusuf Ali We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
W. Khan We sent it [Quran] down on the Night of Destiny.
M. Sarwar We revealed the Quran on the Night of Destiny.

Verse 2

Abdel Haleem What will explain to you what that Night of Glory is?
Yusuf Ali And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
W. Khan And what will make you comprehend what the Night of Destiny is?
M. Sarwar Would that you knew what the Night of Destiny is!

Verse 3

Abdel Haleem The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months;
Yusuf Ali The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
W. Khan The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months;
M. Sarwar (Worship) on the Night of Destiny is better than (worship) for a thousand months.

Verse 4

Abdel Haleem on that night the angels and the Spirit descend again and again with their Lord’s permission on every task;
Yusuf Ali Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's permission, on every errand:
W. Khan on that night, the angels and the Spirit come down by the permission of their Lord with His decrees for all matters;
M. Sarwar On this Night, the angels and the spirit descend by the permission of their Lord with His decree (to determine everyone's destiny).

Verse 5

Abdel Haleem [there is] peace that night until the break of dawn.
Yusuf Ali Peace!...This until the rise of morn!
W. Khan it is all peace till the break of dawn.
M. Sarwar This Night is all peace until the break of dawn.