86. At-Tariq (The Evening Star)

Meccan, 17 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. By the sky and the night-comer (the evening star).

  2. And how would you know what the evening star is?

  3. It is the sharp bright star.

  4. Indeed every person has observer over him.

  5. So the human being should look at what he is created from.

  6. He is created from an ejected fluid,

  7. coming out from between the backbone and the ribs.

  8. Indeed He is capable of his return,

  9. a day that the secrets are disclosed

  10. then he has no power and no helper.

  11. And by the sky that has the returning (rain clouds)

  12. and by the earth having the crack (for sprouting),

  13. indeed it (Quran) is a decisive word,

  14. and it is not a joke.

  15. Indeed they plot a plot

  16. and I plan a plan.

  17. So give the disbelievers time, give them time without rushing.