إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
BEHOLD, from on high have We bestowed this [divine writ] on the Night of Destiny. (1)
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ
And what could make thee conceive what it is, that Night of Destiny? (2)
لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ
The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months: (3)
تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
in hosts descend in it the angels, bearing divine inspiration by their Sustainer's leave; from all [evil] that may happen (4)
سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ
does it make secure, until the rise of dawn. (5)
And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
— Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is!
— Marmaduke Pickthall
And what will make you comprehend what the grand night
— M. Habib Shakir
And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?
— Taqiuddin Hilali and M. Mohsin Khan
And what shall make thee know that which the night of Power is?
— Abdul-Majid Daryabadi
What could let you know what the Night of Honor is!
— Hasan Qaribullah and Ahmed Darwish
and what teaches thee what the Night of Decree is?
— Ayub Khan
And what shall make thee know what the Night of Decree is?
— Sher Ali
And what could make thee conceive what it is, that Night of Destiny?
— Muhammad Asad
And what shall teach thee what is the Night of Power?
— Arthur Arberry
And what do you know what the Night of Power is?
— Abu'l Ala Maududi