In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. By Al-'Asr (the time).
2. Verily! Man is in loss,
3. Except those who believe (in Islâmic 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
Allâh has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and
evil deeds (Al-Munkar ÇáãäßÑ)which
Allâh has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience
(for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter
in Allâh's Cause during preaching His religion of Islâmic
Monotheism or Jihâd, etc.).