Surah 53 - The Star
In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
swear by the star when it goes down.
companion does not err, nor does he go astray;
does he speak out of desire.
[53.4] It is
naught but revelation that is revealed,
Lord of Mighty Power has taught him,
Lord of Strength; so he attained completion,
he is in the highest part of the horizon.
he drew near, then he bowed,
[53.9] So he
was the measure of two bows or closer still.
He revealed to His servant what He revealed.
heart was not untrue in (making him see) what he saw.
What! do you then dispute with him as to what he saw?
certainly he saw him in another descent,
the farthest Lote-tree;
which is the garden, the place to be resorted to.
that which covers covered the Lote-tree;
eye did not turn aside, nor did it exceed the limit.
Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord.
you then considered the Lat and the Uzza,
Manat, the third, the last?
What! for you the males and for Him the females!
indeed is an unjust division!
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.
shall man have what he wishes?
for Allah is the hereafter and the former (life).
how many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession does not avail at all except
after Allah has given permission to whom He pleases and chooses.
surely they who do not believe in the hereafter name the angels with female names.
they have no knowledge of it; they do not follow anything but conjecture, and surely
conjecture does not avail against the truth at all.
Therefore turn aside from him who turns his back upon Our reminder and does not desire
anything but this world's life.
is their goal of knowledge; surely your Lord knows best him who goes astray from His path
and He knows best him who follows the right direction.
Allah's is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, that He may reward those who
do evil according to what they do, and (that) He may reward those who do good with
Those who keep aloof from the great sins and the indecencies but the passing idea; surely
your Lord is liberal in forgiving. He knows you best when He brings you forth from the
earth and when you are embryos in the wombs of your mothers; therefore do not attribute
purity to your souls; He knows him best who guards (against evil).
you then seen him who turns his back?
gives a little and (then) withholds.
he the knowledge of the unseen so that he can see?
has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Musa?
(of) Ibrahim who fulfilled (the commandments):
no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another;
that man shall have nothing but what he strives for;
that his striving shall soon be seen;
shall he be rewarded for it with the fullest reward;
that to your Lord is the goal;
that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep;
that He it is Who causes death and gives life;
that He created pairs, the male and the female,
the small seed when it is adapted;
that on Him is the bringing forth a second time;
that He it is Who enriches and gives to hold;
that He is the Lord of the Sirius;
that He did destroy the Ad of old,
Samood, so He spared not,
the people of Nuh before; surely they were most unjust and inordinate;
the overthrown cities did He overthrow,
there covered them that which covered.
Which of your Lord's benefits will you then dispute about?
is a warner of the warners of old.
near event draws nigh.
There shall be none besides Allah to remove it.
you then wonder at this announcement?
will you laugh and not weep?
While you are indulging in varieties.
make obeisance to Allah and serve (Him).
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