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Quran Chapter 103 - The Declining Day - The Basics of Salvation

A Meccan sura showing the way to salvation. The image of a declining day suggests the stage in the day, or in life, when only a short while is left for those wishing to make up for lost time.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1 By the declining day [a], 2 man is [deep] in loss, 3 except for those who believe, do good deeds, urge one another to the truth, and urge one another to steadfastness.


a. Other interpretations of the title include ‘Time’ and ‘The Flight of Time’.

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur'an / a new translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, copyright © 2004 Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press). Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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