86. The Night Visitant (At-Táiq)
Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 17 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1. By the
Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein);-
what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?-
3. (It is)
the Star of piercing brightness;-
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 -
Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:
(Allah) is able to bring him back (to life)!
9. The Day
that (all) things secret will be tested,
will have no power, and no helper.
11. By the
Firmament which giveth the returning rain,
12. And by
the Earth which opens out (for the gushing of springs or the sprouting of
this is the Word that distinguishes (Good from Evil):
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.
Therefore grant a delay to the Unbelievers: give respite to them gently (for