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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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