At-Tariq

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  Sura 86 of the Quran  
سورة الطارق
Sūrat al-Ṭāriq
The Morning Star

Arabic text · English translation


Classification Meccan
Other names (Eng.) The Nightcomer, The Night-Star, That Which Comes in the Night
Position Juz' 30
Structure 17 verses

Sūrat al-Ṭāriq (Arabic: الطارقaṭ-Ṭāriq, "The Morning Star, The Nightcomer") is the 86th sura of the Qur'an with 17 ayat. This chapter was sent to Mohammed when he was in Mecca.

In this chapter, Allah takes an oath by the sky and At-Tariq to say that there is an assigned watcher over every human being and all the deeds and sins done by human beings are being recorded. Allah then asks the human beings to think about how they were created. Allah then goes on to say that he has created human beings from the gushing water originating between backbone and ribs. Allah then reminds the human beings about the Judgment Day, the day when all the secrets would be revealed. On that day (Judgment Day), human beings would have no power and no one would help them. Allah then takes another oath on the heaven and the earth to say that, whatever being said here is word of Allah and must be taken very seriously. In the last three verses of the chapter, Allah says that the non-believers are plotting a scheme but in return Allah is also planning a scheme.

English Translation[edit]

At-Tariq (The night commer)

1. I swear by the sky and the night comer
2. And what will make you know what the night comer is?
3. It is a shining star
4. There is no soul but has a protector over it
5. So let man observe from what he was created
6. He was created from a fluid. Ejected
7. Coming from between the back-bone and the ribs
8. Verily Allah is able to return him back to life
9. On the day when all the secrets will be tested
10. Then man will have no power and no helper
11. I swear by the rain giving heaven
12. And by the earth which creaks open
13. Surly this is the word that distinguishes good from evil
14. And it is no joke
15. Indeed they are planning a plan
16. And I am also planning a plan
17. So allow time for the disbelievers, leave them for a while

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Previous sura:
Al-Burooj
Surah 86 Next sura:
Al-Ala
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