Benefits and Virtues of Surah 86 At-Tariq

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86. At-Tariq

86.1 It was narrated from Jabir bin Samurah (رضي الله عنه) that

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) used to recite

والسماء ذات البروج ﴿

“By the heaven holding the big stars” (Surah 85)

and:

﴾ والسماء والطارق ﴿

“By the heaven, and At-Tariq (the night-comer, i.e. the bright star)” (Surah 86)

and similar surahs in Zuhr and ‘Asr.

Sunan an-Nasa’i 979

86.2 Jabir bin Samurah (رضي الله عنه) narrated

“For Zuhr and Asr, Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) would recite:

والسماء ذات البروج ﴿

By the heavens, holding the Buruj (Surah 85)

and

﴾ والسماء والطارق ﴿

By the heavens and At-Tariq (Surah 86)

and similar to them.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 307

86.3 Al-Wahidi (رحمه الله) recorded

 ﴿ والسماء والطارق ﴾
 -By the sky and the night comer
﴿ وما أدراك ما الطارق ﴾
?And what can make you know what is the night comer
 ﴿ النجم الثاقب ﴾
 (86:1-3) -It is the piercing star

This was revealed about Abu Talib. He once went to visit the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and the latter offered him bread and milk. As Abu Talib was sitting and eating, a meteor fell, filling everything with fire. Abu Talib was scared. He asked: “What on earth can this be?” The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said: “This is a meteor that was thrown and it is one of the signs of Allah”. Abu Talib was amazed, and so Allah, exalted is He, revealed these verses.

(Asbab Al-Nuzul)

86.4 Ibn Marduya (رحمه الله) related

That Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) said concerning

﴾ والسماء والطارق ﴿ 

By the sky and the night comer- (86:1)

‘Your Lord has taken an oath to manifest during the night and all that which manifests in the night, it is Tariq.’

(Dur al-Manthur)

86.5 Ibn al-Mundhir (رحمه الله) related

From Hazrat Khasif (رحمه الله) that

﴾ النجم الثاقب ﴿

It is the piercing star (86:3)

means that which destroys eavesdropping devils.

(Dur al-Manthur)

86.6 Ibn Jarir (رحمه الله) related

From Hazrat Ibn Zaid (رحمه الله) that

﴾ النجم الثاقب ﴿

It is the piercing star (86:3)

means Pleiades star cluster.

(Dur al-Manthur)

86.7 Abd bin Hameed (رحمه الله) related

From Hazrat Mujahid (رحمه الله) that

﴾ النجم الثاقب ﴿

It is the piercing star (86:3)

pertains to the star that erupts fire.

(Dur al-Manthur)

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