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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

p. 1719


Ṭāriq, or The Night-Visitant.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. By the Sky
And the Night-Visitant

2. And what will explain to thee
What the Night-Visitant is?—

3. (It is) 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:

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8. Surely (God) is able
To bring him back
(To life)!

9. The Day that
(All) things secret
Will be tested,

10. (Man) will have
No power,
And no helper.

11. By the Firmament
Which returns (in its round),

12. And by the Earth
Which opens out
(For the gushing of springs
Or the sprouting of vegetation),—

13. Behold this is the Word
That distinguishes (Good
From Evil):

14. It is not a thing
For amusement.

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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 (for awhile).

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