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O thou folded in garments!

Muzzammil: Some Commentators understand
by this, “properly dressed for prayer”, or “folded in a
sheet, as one renouncing the vanities of this world.
Muzzammil is one of the titles of our holy Prophet.
But there is a deeper meaning in this and the address
“Thou wrapped up” of the next Sura. Human nature
requires warm garments and wrappings to protect the
body from cold or heat or rain. But in the spiritual world
these wrappings are useless: the soul must stand bare
and open before Allah, in the silence of the night, but not
too austerely, as the following verses show.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 73 verse 1) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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