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103. The Declining Daya Other interpretations of the title include ‘Time’ and ‘The Flight of Time’. (1 – 3)

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

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

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

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