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 Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
CONSIDER this unfolding [of God's message,] as it comes down from on high! (1) Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived; (2) And he speaketh not of his own desire. (3) It is a revelations which has been revealed to him (4) Bestowed on him by the Supreme Intellect, (5) by the great mighty one (Gabriel), (6) And he is in the highest part of the horizon. (7) Then he drew near and hung above suspended, (8) And was at a distance of two bows' length or (even) nearer, (9) When He revealed to His votary what He revealed. (10) The heart was not untrue in (making him see) what he saw. (11) What! do you then dispute with him as to what he saw? (12) Indeed, he saw him in another descent (13) by the Lote-Tree of the Boundary (14) Nigh thereto is the Garden of Abode. (15) Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!) (16) His sight did not waver nor was it unduly bold. (17) Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord. (18) (Can anything as such be considered true) of al-Lat, al-Uzza, (19) And another, the third (goddess), Manat? (20) Why - for yourselves [you would choose only] male offspring, whereas to Him [you assign] female: (21) Then that is surely a very unjust distribution! (22) These are nothing but names that you and your forefathers have invented, for which Allah has sent down no authority. They are merely following their conjectures and their carnal desires although guidance has come to them from their Lord. (23) Shall man have whatever he craves? (24) But to Allah belongs the last (Hereafter) and the first (the world). (25)
53 The Stars
Al-Najm
1 of 3
Juz 27