In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

86:1. By the Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein);-

86:2. And what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?-

86:3. (It is) the Star of piercing brightness;-

86:4. There is no soul but has a protector over it.

86:5. Now let man but think from what he is created!

86:6. He is created from a drop emitted-

86:7. Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:

86:8. Surely (God) is able to bring him back (to life)!

86:9. The Day that (all) things secret will be tested,

86:10. (Man) will have no power, and no helper.

86:11. By the Firmament which returns (in its round),

86:12. And by the Earth which opens out (for the gushing of springs or the sprouting of vegetation),-

86:13. Behold this is the Word that distinguishes (Good from Evil):

86:14. It is not a thing for amusement.

86:15. As for them, they are but plotting a scheme,

86:16. And I am planning a scheme.

86:17. Therefore grant a delay to the Unbelievers: Give respite to them gently (for awhile).