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Surah Al Tariq


(Revealed at Mecca – contains 17 verses – 1 section)

Bimsillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem

Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 وَالسَّمَاءِ وَالطَّارِقِ
By oath of the heaven, and by oath of the nightly arriver.
2 وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ
And have you understood what the nightly arriver is?
3 النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ
The very brightly shining star!
4 إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ
There is not a soul that does not have a guardian over it.
5 فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ
So man must consider from what he has been created.
6 خُلِقَ مِن مَّاءٍ دَافِقٍ
Created from a gushing fluid.
7 يَخْرُجُ مِن بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ
That is issued from between the backs and the ribs.
8 إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ
Indeed Allah is Able to return him.
9 يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ
A day when the secrets will be examined.
10 فَمَا لَهُ مِن قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ
So man will neither have any strength nor any aide.
11 وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ
By oath of the sky from which comes down the rain.
12 وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ
And by oath of the earth which cracks with it. (Brings forth vegetation or rivers gush forth due to rain)
13 إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ
Indeed the Qur’an is a decisive Word.
14 وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ
And is not a matter of amusement.
15 إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا
Indeed the disbelievers carry out their evil schemes.
16 وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا
And I secretly plan.
17 فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا
Therefore give them some respite – give them some time.


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