Asad - Sura: 86. At-Tariq - The Comer by Night

  1. CONSIDER the heavens and that which comes in the night! 1 

  2. And what could make thee conceive what it is that comes in the night?

  3. It is the star that pierces through [life's] darkness:

  4. [for] no human being has ever been left unguarded. 2 

  5. LET MAN, then, observe out of what he has been created:

  6. he has been created out of a seminal fluid

  7. issuing from between the loins [of man] and the pelvic arch [of woman]. 3 

  8. Now, verily, He [who thus creates man in the first instance] is well able to bring him back [to life]

  9. on the Day when all secrets will be laid bare,

  10. and [man] will have neither strength nor helper!

  11. Consider 4  the heavens, ever-revolving,

  12. and the earth, bursting forth with plants!

  13. BEHOLD, this [divine writ] is indeed a word that cuts between truth and falsehood, 5 

  14. and is no idle tale.

  15. Behold, they [who refuse to accept it] devise marry a false argument 6  [to disprove its truth];

  16. but I shall bring all their scheming to nought. 7 

  17. Let, then, the deniers of the truth have their will: let them have their will for a little while!


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