086 - Soorah at-Taariq - (The Night-Comer) - [Makkee]

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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

[086:001] By the heaven, and At-Târiq (the night-comer, i.e. the bright star);

 

[086:002] And what will make you to know what At-Târiq (the night-comer) is?

 

[086:003] (It is) the star of piercing brightness;

 

[086:004] There is no human being but has a protector over him (or her) (i.e. angels in charge of each human being guarding him, writing his good and bad deeds).

 

[086:005] So, let man see from what he is created!

 

[086:006] He is created from a water gushing forth,

 

[086:007] Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs.

 

[086:008] Verily, (Allâh) is Able to bring him back (to life)!

 

[086:009] The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting) will be examined (as to their truth).

 

[086:010] Then he will have no power, nor any helper.

 

[086:011] By the sky (having rain clouds) which gives rain, again and again.

 

[086:012] And the earth which splits (with the growth of trees and plants).

 

[086:013] Verily, this (the Qur'ân) is the Word that separates (the truth from falsehood, and commands strict laws for mankind to cut the roots of evil).

 

[086:014] And it is not a thing for amusement.

 

[086:015] Verily, they are but plotting a plot (against you O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]).

 

[086:016] And I (too) am planning a plan.

 

[086:017] So, give a respite to the disbelievers; and leave them for a while.

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(V.86:4)

a) Whoever intended to do a good deed or a bad deed:

Narrated Ibn 'Abbâs [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] narrating about his Lord [Subhânahu wa Ta'âla] said, "Allâh ordered (the appointed angels over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and He then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allâh 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 Allâh 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, then Allâh will write a full good deed (in his account) with Him, and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually does it, then Allâh will write one bad deed (in his account)." -- [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6491 (O.P.498)]

b) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi 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 to Allâh, 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-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] added: "If anyone of you says Amîn (during the prayer at the end of the recitation of Sűrat Al-Fâtihah), and the angels in heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be forgiven."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 4/3223 (O.P.446)]

 

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