53 The Stars
Al-Najm
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Juz 27
The Stars (Al-Najm)
62 verses, revealed in Mecca after Absoluteness (Al-Ikhlaas) before He Frowned ('Abasa)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
By the setting star, (1) This fellow-man of yours has not gone astray, nor is he deluded, (2) nor speaks he out of caprice. (3) It [the Quran] is nothing but revelation sent down to him. (4) Which one of mighty powers hath taught him, (5) Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form); (6) being on the higher horizon, (7) Then he approached and descended (8) So he was the measure of two bows or closer still. (9) Thus He revealed unto His bondman whatsoever He revealed. (10) His (Muhammad's) heart did not lie to him about what his eyes had seen. (11) Will you then argue with him about what he saw? (12) He certainly saw him (Gabriel) during his other ascent (13) by the Lote-Tree of the Boundary (14) Near which is the garden, the place to be resorted to. (15) When there comes to the Lote Tree, that which comes (16) The sight [of the Prophet] did not swerve, nor did it transgress [its limit]. (17) Indeed he saw the supreme signs of his Lord. (18) Have you considered El-Lat and El-'Uzza (19) as well as [in] Manat, the third and last [of this triad]? (20) Are there sons for you, and daughters for Him? (21) That were indeed an unjust division. (22) They are naught but names yourselves have named, and your fathers; God has sent down no authority touching them. They follow only surmise, and what the souls desire; and yet guidance has come to them from their Lord. (23) Or shall man have what he wishes? (24) But unto Allah belongeth the after (life), and the former. (25)
53 The Stars
Al-Najm
1 of 3
Juz 27