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"Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things." — Holy Qur'an 66:8

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah Taariq: The Morning Star

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

086.001
Yusufali:    By the Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein);-
Pickthall:   By the heaven and the Morning Star
086.002
Yusufali:    And what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?-
Pickthall:   - Ah, what will tell thee what the Morning Star is!
086.003
Yusufali:    (It is) the Star of piercing brightness;-
Pickthall:   - The piercing Star!
086.004
Yusufali:    There is no soul but has a protector over it.
Pickthall:   No human soul but hath a guardian over it.
086.005
Yusufali:    Now let man but think from what he is created!
Pickthall:   So let man consider from what he is created.
086.006
Yusufali:    He is created from a drop emitted-
Pickthall:   He is created from a gushing fluid
086.007
Yusufali:    Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:
Pickthall:   That issued from between the loins and ribs.
086.008
Yusufali:    Surely (God) is able to bring him back (to life)!
Pickthall:   Lo! He verily is Able to return him (unto life)
086.009
Yusufali:    The Day that (all) things secret will be tested,
Pickthall:   On the day when hidden thoughts shall be searched out.
086.010
Yusufali:    (Man) will have no power, and no helper.
Pickthall:   Then will he have no might nor any helper.
086.011
Yusufali:    By the Firmament which returns (in its round),
Pickthall:   By the heaven which giveth the returning rain,
086.012
Yusufali:    And by the Earth which opens out (for the gushing of springs or the sprouting of vegetation),-
Pickthall:   And the earth which splitteth (with the growth of trees and plants)
086.013
Yusufali:    Behold this is the Word that distinguishes (Good from Evil):
Pickthall:   Lo! this (Qur'an) is a conclusive word,
086.014
Yusufali:    It is not a thing for amusement.
Pickthall:   It is no pleasantry.
086.015
Yusufali:    As for them, they are but plotting a scheme,
Pickthall:   Lo! they plot a plot (against thee, O Muhammad)
086.016
Yusufali:    And I am planning a scheme.
Pickthall:   And I plot a plot (against them).
086.017
Yusufali:    Therefore grant a delay to the Unbelievers: Give respite to them gently (for awhile).
Pickthall:   So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal thou gently with them for a while.

 

Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.

 

Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.


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