The Morning Star

At-Taariq


1
وَالسَّمَاءِ وَالطَّارِقِ
I swear by the heaven and the comer by night;

2
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ
And what will make you know what the comer by night is?

3
النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ
The star of piercing brightness;

4
إِنْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ
There is not a soul but over it is a keeper.

5
فَلْيَنْظُرِ الْإِنْسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ
So let man consider of what he is created:

6
خُلِقَ مِنْ مَاءٍ دَافِقٍ
He is created of water pouring forth,

7
يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ
Coming from between the back and the ribs.

8
إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ
Most surely He is able to return him (to life).

9
يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ
On the day when hidden things shall be made manifest,

10
فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ
He shall have neither strength nor helper.

11
وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ
I swear by the raingiving heavens,

12
وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ
And the earth splitting (with plants);

13
إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ
Most surely it is a decisive word,

14
وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ
And it is no joke.

15
إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا
Surely they will make a scheme,

16
وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا
And I (too) will make a scheme.

17
فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا
So grant the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while.