Surah 86

AL TARIQ (The Night Star)

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


1 By the sky and the night visitant;

2 And what will explain to you what the night visitant is?

3 The star of piercing brightness;

4 There is no soul but has a protector over it.

5 Now let man but think from what he is created!

6 He is created from a drop emitted,

7 Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:

8 Surely Allah is able to bring him back!

9 The day that secret things will be tested,

10 Man will have no power, and no helper.

11 By the sky which gives rain,

12 And by the earth which opens up,

13 Behold this is the word that distinguishes:

14 It is not a thing for amusement.

15 As for them, they are but plotting a scheme,

16 And I am planning a scheme.

17 Therefore grant a delay to the unbelievers: give respite to them gently.


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