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1.  *     By the heaven, and At-Tariq (the night-comer, i.e. the bright star);
2.  *     And what will make you to know what At-Tariq (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.)
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, (Allah) 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 Quran) 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 (Peace be upon him)).
16.  *     And I (too) am planning a plan.
17.  *     So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal you gently with them for a while.