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 God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
By the star when it descends, (1) Your companion hath not gone astray, nor hath he erred. (2) nor speaks he out of caprice. (3) It [the Quran] is nothing but revelation sent down to him. (4) He was taught by [an angel] who is mighty in power, (5) Dhu Mirrah (free from any defect in body and mind), Fastawa [then he (Jibrael - Gabriel) rose and became stable]. [Tafsir At-Tabari]. (6) While he was in the highest part of the horizon: (7) Then he drew nigh and came down (8) So the distance between the Spectacle and the beloved was only two arms’ length, or even less. (The Heavenly Journey of Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him was with body and soul.) (9) So Allah divinely revealed to His bondman, whatever He divinely revealed. (10) His heart added no untruth to what he saw. (11) What! So do you dispute with him regarding what he saw? (12) And certainly he saw him descend a second time: (13) Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass: (14) nigh which is the Garden of the Refuge, (15) When the lote-tree was being enveloped, by whatever around it. (16) (Muhammad's) eyes did not deceive him, nor did they lead him to falsehood. (17) For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest! (18) So have you considered al-Lat and al-'Uzza? (19) And Manat, the other third (of the pagan deities)? (20) What, have you males, and He females! (21) That is indeed an unjust division. (22) They are naught but names which you have named, you and your fathers; Allah has not sent for them any authority. They follow naught but conjecture and the low desires which (their) souls incline to; and certainly the guidance has come to them from their Lord. (23) What! Will man get whatever he dreams of? (24) despite the fact that [both] the life to come and this present [one] belong to God [alone]? (25)
53 The Stars
Al-Najm
1 of 3
Juz 27