86. The Night-Comer

  1. By the Sky and the Night-Visitant(therein);

  2. And what will explain to thee what theNight-Visitant is?

  3. (It is) the Star of piercing brightness;

  4. There is no soul but has a protectorover it.

  5. Now let man but think from what he iscreated!

  6. He is created from a drop emitted

  7. Proceeding from between the backbone andthe ribs:

  8. Surely ((Allah)) is able to bring himback (to life)!

  9. The Day that (all) things secret will betested,

  10. (Man) will have no power, and no helper.

  11. By the Firmament which returns (in itsround),

  12. And by the Earth which opens out (forthe gushing of springs or the sprouting of vegetation),

  13. Behold this is the Word thatdistinguishes (Good from Evil):

  14. It is not a thing for amusement.

  15. As for them, they are but plotting ascheme,

  16. And I am planning a scheme.

  17. Therefore grant a delay to theUnbelievers: Give respite to them gently (for awhile).