Al-Asr

 

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

By Al-'Asr (the time). (1) Verily, man is in loss, (2) Except those who believe (in Islmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma'ruf) which Allh has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar) which Allh has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allh's Cause during preaching His religion of Islmic Monotheism or Jihd). (3)