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The Stars (Al-Najm)
62 verses, revealed in Mecca after Absoluteness (Al-Ikhlaas) before He Frowned ('Abasa)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
I swear by the star when it goes down. (1) your companion has neither strayed nor is he deluded; (2) Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. (3) It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired, (4) taught by One who is Stern in power. (5) and endowed with wisdom; who in time manifested himself; (6) And he was on the horizon of the highest heaven. (7) Then he drew near, then he bowed (8) And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; (9) He revealed to God's servant whatever he wanted. (10) His heart did not lie of 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) He saw Him indeed another time (13) to the Lot-tree (in the seven heavens) (14) near which is Paradise. (15) When the Lote-tree was covered over with what it was covered over; (16) [And withal,] the eye did not waver, nor yet did it stray: (17) for 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 Manat, the third, the last? (20) What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female? (21) That, then, is an unjust division. (22) They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath sent down no authority. They follow but their fancy, and that which pleaseth their souls; whereas assuredly there hath come unto them from their Lord the guidance. (23) Or is there for man whatever he wishes? (24) But to Allah belongs the last (Hereafter) and the first (the world). (25)
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