The Nightcommer
Surah
At-Tariq
86
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By the heaven and the nightly star!

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By the sky and the night comer

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And what will make you realize what the nightly star is?

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And what can make you know what is the night comer?

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˹It is˺ the star of piercing brightness.

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It is the piercing star1

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There is no soul without a vigilant angel ˹recording everything˺.

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There is no soul but that it has over it a protector.

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Let people then consider what they were created from!

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So let man observe from what he was created.

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˹They were˺ created from a spurting fluid,

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He was created from a fluid, ejected,

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stemming from between the backbone and the ribcage.1

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Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs.

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Surely He is fully capable of bringing them back ˹to life˺

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Indeed, He [i.e., Allah], to return him [to life], is Able.

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on the Day all secrets will be disclosed.

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The Day when secrets will be put on trial,1

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Then one will have neither power nor ˹any˺ helper.

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Then he [i.e., man] will have no power or any helper.

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