وَالسَّمَاءِ وَالطَّارِقِ 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab By the heaven and the nightly star!

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And what will make you realize what the nightly star is?

النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹It is˺ the star of piercing brightness.

إِنْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab There is no soul without a vigilant angel ˹recording everything˺.

فَلْيَنْظُرِ الْإِنْسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Let people then consider what they were created from!

خُلِقَ مِنْ مَاءٍ دَافِقٍ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹They were˺ created from a spurting fluid,

يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab stemming from between the backbone and the ribcage.1

إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Surely He is fully capable of bringing them back ˹to life˺

يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab on the Day all secrets will be disclosed.

فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ ﭿ قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Then one will have neither power nor ˹any˺ helper.

وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab By the sky with its recurring cycles,