May 182017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 86, At-Tãriq or the Night Star, verses 1-17. This short Surah discusses the protection afforded to every soul in the darkest period of its spiritual history. The physical nature of humankind may be insignificant, but the soul given by Allah must win a glorious future in the end.

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Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.

By the heaven and by the visitant by night,[1] and what will explain to you what the visitant by night is?[2] It is the star of piercing brightness.[3] (Just as Allah Almighty is taking care of each star in the galaxies, similarly) over each soul there is an appointed guardian angel.[4] Let man consider from what he is created![5] He is created from an emitted fluid[6] that is produced from between the loins and the ribs.[7] 86:[1-7]

Surely He, the Creator, has the power to bring him back to life,[8] on the Day when the hidden secrets will be brought to scrutiny,[9] then he will have neither power of his own nor any helper to save him from the punishment of Allah.[10] By the sky (having rain clouds) which sends down rain[11] and by the earth which is ever bursting with new growth;[12] surely this Qur’an is a decisive word,[13] and it is no joke.[14] 86:[8-14]

These unbelievers of Makkah are plotting a scheme:[15] and I, too, am plotting a scheme.[16] Therefore, leave the unbelievers alone. Leave them alone for a while.[17] 86:[15-17]


This concludes today’s episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. I hope that this selection has helped increase your understanding of the holy Qur’an just a little bit.

Thank you and be well.