Surah At-Tariq: The Night Visitor
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
CONSIDER the heaven and the Night-Visitor!
And what will make you know what the Night-Visitor is?
The Star of piercing radiance.
There is no soul but has a guardian over it.
So let man consider what he is created of.
He is created out of a liquid ejaculated,—
coming out from between the backbone and the breastbone.
Verily He is indeed Capable upon his return.
The Day whereon secrets will be exposed,
then there will not be for him any strength, nor any helper.
Consider the cloud which keeps coming back,
and the earth which splits asunder.
Certainly this is a conclusive discourse,
and it is not a joke.
Surely they plot a plot,
and I plan a plan.
Therefore you give respite to the Unbelievers, giving them respite for a little while.