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 Compassionate, the Merciful
CONSIDER this unfolding [of God's message,] as it comes down from on high! (1) This fellow-man of yours has not gone astray, nor is he deluded, (2) nor speaks he out of caprice. (3) It is only an Inspiration that is inspired. (4) Taught to him by one intense in strength - (5) One strong of make. Then he stood straight. (6) While he was in the higher [part of the] horizon. (7) Then he drew near, then he bowed (8) Until a space of two bow (arcs) or even less remained, (9) Then he revealed to Allah's servant whatever he had to reveal. (10) The heart [of the Prophet] did not misconstrue what he saw. (11) Will you then dispute with him (Muhammad SAW) about what he saw [during the Mi'raj: (Ascent of the Prophet SAW over the seven heavens)]. (12) Indeed, he saw him in another descent (13) by the lote tree beyond which none may pass (14) Nigh thereto is the Garden of Abode. (15) (This was) when the lote-tree was covered with that which covered it. (16) The eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold. (17) Indeed, he saw one of the greatest signs of his Lord. (18) Have you then considered Al-Lat, and Al-'Uzza (two idols of the pagan Arabs). (19) And another, the third (goddess), Manat? (20) What! for you the males and for Him the females! (21) That indeed is a division unfair! (22) these are nothing but names which you yourselves have devised, you and your forefathers. God has sent down no authority for them. They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own selves desire, even though guidance has already come to them from their Lord! (23) Or shall man have what he wishes? (24) Allah's is the last and the first. (25)
53 The Stars
Al-Najm
1 of 3
Juz 27