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Annotated Qur'an
Sura 73: The Mantled One
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Qur'an 73:1[edit]

O you Enwrapped one.

Qur'an 73:1 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 73:2[edit]

Stay up the night, except a little.

Qur'an 73:2 Notes[edit]

You gotta get a little sleep

Qur'an 73:3[edit]

For half of it, or reduce it a little.

Qur'an 73:3 Notes[edit]

Allah is reducing some of his own rules

Qur'an 73:4[edit]

Or add to it; and chant the Quran rhythmically.

Qur'an 73:4 Notes[edit]

Because making exceptions to the rules are fine

Qur'an 73:5[edit]

We are about to give you a heavy message.

Qur'an 73:5 Notes[edit]

Just that one time, if it means we can give even more rules you have to obey with no exceptions.

Qur'an 73:6[edit]

The vigil of night is more effective, and better suited for recitation.

Qur'an 73:6 Notes[edit]

And if you don't obey the rules

Qur'an 73:7[edit]

In the daytime, you have lengthy work to do.

Qur'an 73:7 Notes[edit]

You'll enjoy the fires of hell

Qur'an 73:8[edit]

So remember the Name of your Lord, and devote yourself to Him wholeheartedly.

Qur'an 73:8 Notes[edit]

So follow those rules wholeheartedly

Qur'an 73:9[edit]

Lord of the East and the West. There is no god but He, so take Him as a Trustee.

Qur'an 73:9 Notes[edit]

Unless Allah tells you you can bend those rules...you can trust him if he talks to you in your head while you are in a cave.

Qur'an 73:10[edit]

And endure patiently what they say, and withdraw from them politely.

Qur'an 73:10 Notes[edit]

Noting like a polite exit

Qur'an 73:11[edit]

And leave Me to those who deny the truth, those of luxury, and give them a brief respite.

Qur'an 73:11 Notes[edit]

It seems Allah is asking his devoted followers to let HIM take care of infidels. Conflicts big time with the various messages in the quran asking for violence against them.

Qur'an 73:12[edit]

With Us are shackles, and a Fierce Fire.

Qur'an 73:12 Notes[edit]

It took only 12 verses until Allah starts threatening his puny humans

Qur'an 73:13[edit]

And food that chokes, and a painful punishment.

Qur'an 73:13 Notes[edit]

And terrifying them with descriptions of his sadistic torture methods

{{sura |1=73:15 |2=We have sent to you a messenger, a witness over you, as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger. |3=Nothing good comes from those bringing what they promise to be a good message.

Qur'an 73:14[edit]

On the Day when the earth and the mountains tremble, and the mountains become heaps of sand.

Qur'an 73:14 Notes[edit]

And drama-queen poety

Qur'an 73:16[edit]

But Pharaoh defied the Messenger, so We seized him with a terrible seizing.

Qur'an 73:16 Notes[edit]

And tortured him with a terrible torturing?

Qur'an 73:17[edit]

So how will you, if you persist in unbelief, save yourself from a Day which will turn the children gray-haired?

Qur'an 73:17 Notes[edit]

It was only 17 verses until the inventors of Islam started threatening pain if you don't believe the religion they made up

Qur'an 73:18[edit]

The heaven will shatter thereby. His promise is always fulfilled.

Qur'an 73:18 Notes[edit]

The sky can't shatter

Qur'an 73:19[edit]

This is a reminder. So whoever wills, let him take a path to his Lord.

Qur'an 73:19 Notes[edit]

You can want to take a path to the lord all you like, doesn't mean you'll get there, especially when your destination doesn't exist.

Qur'an 73:20[edit]

Your Lord knows that you stay up nearly two-thirds of the night, or half of it, or one-third of it, along with a group of those with you. God designed the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to sustain it, so He has pardoned you. So read of the Quran what is possible for you. He knows that some of you may be ill; and others travelling through the land, seeking God’s bounty; and others fighting in God’s cause. So read of it what is possible for you, and observe the prayers, and give regular charity, and lend God a generous loan. Whatever good you advance for yourselves, you will find it with God, better and generously rewarded. And seek God’s forgiveness, for God is Forgiving and Merciful.

Qur'an 73:20 Notes[edit]

And if you only sin two-thirds of a sin does that mean Allah only tortures you two-thirds as much in his underground torture chamber?