Soorah At-Taariq (The Night-Comer)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1.  By the heaven, and At-Taariq (the night-comer, i.e. the bright star);
2.  And what will make you to know what At-Taariq (night-comer) is?
3.  (It is) the star of piercing brightness;
4.  There is no human being but has a protector over him (or her) (i.e. angels incharge of each human being guarding him, writing his good and bad deeds, etc.) [1]
5.  So let man see from what he is created!
6.  He is created from a water gushing forth
7.  Proceeding from between the back-bone and the ribs,
8.  Verily, (Allaah) is Able to bring him back (to life)!
9.  The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting, etc.) will be examined (as to their truth).
10.  Then will (man) have no power, nor any helper.
11.  By the sky (having rain clouds) which gives rain, again and again.
12.  And the earth which splits (with the growth of trees and plants),
13.  Verily! This (the Qur'aan) is the Word that separates (the truth from falsehood, and commands strict legal laws for mankind to cut the roots of evil).
14.  And it is not a thing for amusement.
15.  Verily, they are but plotting a plot (against you O Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam).
16.  And I (too) am planning a plan.
17.  So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal you gently with them for a while.

[1] (86):4
  • Whoever intended to do a good deed or a bad deed:

    Narrated Ibn 'Abbaas (radi-Allaahu 'anhu):
    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) narrating about his Lord (azza wa jall) said, "Allaah ordered (the appointed angels over you) that the good and bad deeds be written, and then He showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allaah will write for him a full good deed (in his account with Him); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually does it, then Allaah will write for him (in his account) with Him (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times, to many more times; and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it (a bad deed) and actually does it, then Allaah will write one bad deed (in his account)." [Saheeh Bukhaaree, Vol. 8, Hadeeth No. 498]
  • Narrated Aboo Hurairah (radi-Allaahu 'anhu):
    The Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said: "Angels come (to you) in succession by night and day, and all of them get together at the time of the Fajr and 'Asr prayers. Then those who have stayed with you overnight, ascend unto Allaah, Who asks them (and He knows the answer better than they): "How have you left My slaves?" They reply, "We left them while they were praying and we came to them while they were praying." The Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) added: "If anyone of you says Ameen (during the prayer at the end of the recitation of Sooratul-Faatihah), and the angels in Heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be forgiven." [Saheeh Bukhaaree, Vol. 4, Hadeeth No. 446]

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