At Tariq (The Nightcommer)

1. Wassamaaa'i wattaariq


وَالسَّمَاءِ وَالطَّارِقِ


By the Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein);-


2. Wa maaa adraaka mattaariq


وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ


And what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?-


3. Annajmus saaqib


النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ


(It is) the Star of piercing brightness;-


4. In kullu nafsil lammaa 'alaihaa haafiz


إِنْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ


There is no soul but has a protector over it.


5. Fal yanzuril insaanu mimma khuliq


فَلْيَنْظُرِ الْإِنْسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ


Now let man but think from what he is created!


6. Khuliqa mim maaa'in daafiq


خُلِقَ مِنْ مَاءٍ دَافِقٍ


He is created from a drop emitted-


7. Yakhruju mim bainissulbi wat taraaa'ib


يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ


Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:


8. Innahoo 'alaa raj'ihee laqaadir


إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ


Surely (Allah) is able to bring him back (to life)!


9. Yawma tublas saraaa'ir


يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ


The Day that (all) things secret will be tested,


10. Famaa lahoo min quwwatinw wa laa naasir


فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ


(Man) will have no power, and no helper.


11. Wassamaaa'i zaatir raj'


وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ


By the Firmament which returns (in its round),


12. Wal ardi zaatis sad'


وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ


And by the Earth which opens out (for the gushing of springs or the sprouting of vegetation),-


13. Innahoo laqawlun fasl


إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ


Behold this is the Word that distinguishes (Good from Evil):


14. Wa maa huwa bil hazl


وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ


It is not a thing for amusement.


15. Innahum yakeedoona kaidaa


إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا


As for them, they are but plotting a scheme,


16. Wa akeedu kaidaa


وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا


And I am planning a scheme.


17. Famahhilil kaafireena amhilhum ruwaidaa


فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا


Therefore grant a delay to the Unbelievers: Give respite to them gently (for awhile).