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Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

97. The Night of Glory (1 – 5)

This Meccan sura celebrates the night when the first revelation of the Qurʾan was sent down.

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

1We sent it down on the Night of Glory. 2What will explain to you what that Night of Glory is? 3The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months; 4on that night the angels and the Spirita The Angel Gabriel. descend again and again with their Lord's permission on every task; 5[there is] peace that night until the break of dawn.

Notes:

a The Angel Gabriel.

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