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Sūra LXXXVI.: Ṭāriq, or The Night-Visitant.

Section 1

1. Waalssama-i waalttariqi

1. By the Sky
And the Night-Visitant

2. Wama adraka ma alttariqu

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

3. Alnnajmu alththaqibu

3. (It is) the Star
Of piercing brightness;—

4. In kullu nafsin lamma AAalayha hafithun

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

5. Falyanthuri al-insanu mimma khuliqa

5. Now let man but think
From what he is created!

6. Khuliqa min ma-in dafiqin

6. He is created from
A drop emitted—

7. Yakhruju min bayni alssulbi waalttara-ibi

7. Proceeding from between
The backbone and the ribs:

8. Innahu AAala rajAAihi laqadirun

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

9. Yawma tubla alssara-iru

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

10. Fama lahu min quwwatin wala nasirin

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

11. Waalssama-i thati alrrajAAi

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

12. Waal-ardi thati alssadAAi

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

13. Innahu laqawlun faslun

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

14. Wama huwa bialhazli

14. It is not a thing
For amusement.

15. Innahum yakeedoona kaydan

15. As for them, they
Are but plotting a scheme,

16. Waakeedu kaydan

16. And I am planning
A scheme.

17. Famahhili alkafireena amhilhum ruwaydan

17. Therefore grant a delay
To the unbelievers:
Give respite to them
Gently (for awhile).

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