The Night Comer – At-Tariq – Surah 86

surah 86

 The content of this piece is the 86th Surah in the Quran, At-Tariq, which in English means “The Night Comer.” This is possibly my favourite Surah, because of its brooding and mysterious nature. The pattern is created using only the text from this Surah, written in the Diwani Jali script. Verses 1-7 (numbered in the text with the Eastern Arabic Numerals) are written along the top and bottom. Verses 8-14 are written in the outer ring, 15 and 16 in the inner ring. The final verse, verse 17, is written in the center circle. Dimensions: 55x35cm.

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Click below for a full translation from Sahih International:

86:1 By the sky and the night comer
86:2 And what can make you know what is the night comer?
86:3 It is the piercing star –
86:4 There is no soul but that it has over it a protector.
86:5 So let man observe from what he was created.
86:6 He was created from a fluid, ejected,
86:7 Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs.
86:8 Indeed, Allah, to return him [to life], is Able.
86:9 The Day when secrets will be put on trial,
86:10 Then man will have no power or any helper.
86:11 By the sky which returns [rain]
86:12 And [by] the earth which cracks open,
86:13 Indeed, the Qur’an is a decisive statement,
86:14 And it is not amusement.
86:15 Indeed, they are planning a plan,
86:16 But I am planning a plan.
86:17 So allow time for the disbelievers. Leave them awhile.

إن مضمون هذا العمل هو السورة 86 من القران كاملة, واسمها الطارق. تم خلق هذا الشكل باستخدام نص السورة بالخط العربي الديواني الجلي فقط. الأيات 1 – 7 مكتوبين على أعلى وأسفل القطعة. الأيات 8 – 14 مكتوبين في الحلقة الخارجية. الأيات 15 – 16 في الحلقة الداخلية. الأية الأخيرة 17 مكتوبة في وسط الدائرة

وَٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلطَّارِقِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا ٱلطَّارِقُ (٢) ٱلنَّجۡمُ ٱلثَّاقِبُ (٣) إِن كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬ لَّمَّا عَلَيۡہَا حَافِظٌ۬ (٤) فَلۡيَنظُرِ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ (٥) خُلِقَ مِن مَّآءٍ۬ دَافِقٍ۬ (٦) يَخۡرُجُ مِنۢ بَيۡنِ ٱلصُّلۡبِ وَٱلتَّرَآٮِٕبِ (٧) إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ رَجۡعِهِۦ لَقَادِرٌ۬ (٨) يَوۡمَ تُبۡلَى ٱلسَّرَآٮِٕرُ (٩) فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِن قُوَّةٍ۬ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ۬ (١٠) وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلرَّجۡعِ (١١) وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ ذَاتِ ٱلصَّدۡعِ (١٢) إِنَّهُ ۥ لَقَوۡلٌ۬ فَصۡلٌ۬ (١٣) وَمَا هُوَ بِٱلۡهَزۡلِ (١٤) إِنَّہُمۡ يَكِيدُونَ كَيۡدً۬ا (١٥) وَأَكِيدُ كَيۡدً۬ا (١٦) فَمَهِّلِ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ أَمۡهِلۡهُمۡ رُوَيۡدَۢا (١٧

Arabic and English Translation Available here.

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Beirut-based American Arabic calligrapher.
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2 Responses to The Night Comer – At-Tariq – Surah 86

  1. Khan says:

    simply superb !!

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