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Surah Muzzammil Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

قُمِ ٱلَّيۡلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلٗا
Qumil laila illaa qaleelaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
Arise [to pray] the night, except for a little –

Yusuf Ali
Stand (to prayer) by night, but not all night,-

Abul Ala Maududi
Stand up in Prayer by night, all but a small part of it;

Muhsin Khan
Stand (to pray) all night, except a little.

Keep vigil the night long, save a little –

Dr. Ghali
Rise up (to pray during) the night, except a little,

Abdel Haleem
Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it,

Muhammad Junagarhi
رات (کے وقت نماز) میں کھڑے ہوجاؤ مگر کم

Quran 73 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muzzammil ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(73:2) Stand up in Prayer by night, all but a small part of it;[2]

2. This can have two meanings:

(1) Pass the night standing up in the Prayer and spend only a little of it in sleep.

(2) There is no demand from you to pass the whole night in the Prayer, but have rest as well and spend a little part of the night in worship too.

But in view of the theme that follows the first meaning seems to be more relevant, and the same is supported by (Surah Ad-Dahr, Ayat 26), in which it has been said: Prostrate yourself before Him in the night and glorify Him during the long hours of night.


The tafsir of Surah Muzzammil verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muzzammil ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 9.

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