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#53. Najm *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. By the Star when it goes down

2. Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled

3. Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire

4. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him

5. He was taught by one mighty in Power

6. Endued with Wisdom: For he appeared (in stately form)

7. While he was in the highest part of the horizon

8. Then he approached and came closer

9. And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer

10. So did (Allah) convey the inspiration to His Servant
(conveyed) what He (meant) to convey

11. The (Prophet's) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that
which he saw

12. Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?

13. For indeed he saw him at a second descent

14. Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass

15. Near it is the Garden of Abode

16. Behold the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)

17. (His) sight never swerved nor did it go wrong!

18. For truly did he see of the Signs of his Lord the Greatest!

19. Have ye seen Lat an Uzza

20. And another the third (goddess) Manat?

21. What! for you the male sex and for Him the female?

22. Behold such would be indeed a division most unfair!

23. These are nothing but names which ye have devised ye and
your fathers for which Allah has sent down no authority
(whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own
souls desire! Even though there has already come to them Guidance
from their Lord

24. Nay shall man have (just) anything he hankers after?

25. But it is to Allah that the End and the Beginning (of all
things) belong

26. How many so ever be the angels in the heavens their
intercession will avail nothing except after Allah has given
leave for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him

27. Those who believe not in the Hereafter name the angels with
female names

28. But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but
conjecture and conjecture avails nothing against Truth

29. Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and
desire nothing but the life of this world

30. That is as far as knowledge will reach them. Verily thy Lord
knoweth best those who stray from His path and He knoweth best
those who receive guidance

31. Yea to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth;
so that He rewards those who do evil according to their deeds and
He rewards those who do good with what is best

32. Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds. Only (falling
into) small faults verily thy Lord is ample in forgiveness. He
knows you well when He brings you out of the earth and when ye
are hidden in your mother's wombs therefore justify not
yourselves. He knows best who it is that guards against evil

33. Seest thou one who turns back

34. Gives a little then hardens (his heart)?

35. What! has he knowledge of the Unseen so that he can see?

36. Nay is he not acquainted with what is in the books of Moses

37. And of Abraham who fulfilled his engagements?

38. Namely that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of

39. That man can have nothing but what he strives for

40. That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight

41. Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete

42. That to thy Lord is the final Goal

43. That it is He who Granteth Laughter and Tears

44. That it is He who Granteth Death and Life

45. That He did create in pairs male and female

46. From a seed when lodged (in its place)

47. That He hath promised a Second Creation (raising of the Dead)

48. That it is He Who giveth wealth and satisfaction

49. That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star)

50. And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient `Ad

51. And the Thamud nor gave them a lease of perpetual life

52. And before them the people of Noah for that they were (all)
Most unjust and most insolent transgressors

53. And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and

54. So that (ruins unknown) have covered them up

55. Then which of the gifts of thy Lord (O man) wilt thou dispute

56. This is a Warner of the (series of) Warners of old!

57. The (Judgment) ever approaching draws nigh

58. No (soul) but Allah can lay it bare

59. Do ye then wonder at this recital?

60. And will ye laugh and not weep

61. Wasting your time in vanities?

62. But fall ye down in prostration to Allah and adore (Him)!

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