The Nightly Visitant
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[86.1] I swear by the heaven and the comer by night; [86.2] And what will make you know what the comer by night is? [86.3] The star of piercing brightness; [86.4] There is not a soul but over it is a keeper. [86.5] So let man consider of what he is created: [86.6] He is created of water pouring forth, [86.7] Coming from between the back and the ribs. [86.8] Most surely He is able to return him (to life). [86.9] On the day when hidden things shall be made manifest, [86.10] He shall have neither strength nor helper. [86.11] I swear by the raingiving heavens, [86.12] And the earth splitting (with plants); [86.13] Most surely it is a decisive word, [86.14] And it is no joke. [86.15] Surely they will make a scheme, [86.16] And I (too) will make a scheme. [86.17] So grant the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while.