53) Sūrat An-Najm

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Wa An-Najmi 'Idhā Hawá By the star when it sets,[53.1]
Mā Đalla Şāĥibukum Wa Mā Ghawá your companion (Muhammad) is neither astray, nor misguided,[53.2]
Wa Mā Yanţiqu `Ani Al-Hawá nor does he speak out of his own desire.[53.3]
'In Huwa 'Illā Waĥyun Yūĥá This Quran is but an inspired revelation.[53.4]
`Allamahu Shadīdu Al-Quwá He is being taught by one who is mighty powerful (angel Gabriel);[53.5]
Dhū Mirratin Fāstawá the one free from defects who became stable in the view.[53.6]
Wa Huwa Bil-'Ufuqi Al-'A`lá He stood poised at the uppermost horizon,[53.7]
Thumma Danā Fatadallá then he drew near, coming closer[53.8]
Fakāna Qāba Qawsayni 'Aw 'Adná within the length of two bows or even closer,[53.9]
Fa'awĥá 'Ilá `Abdihi Mā 'Awĥá and revealed to Allah's servant (Muhammad) that what he was supposed to reveal.[53.10]
Mā Kadhaba Al-Fu'uādu Mā Ra'á His (Muhammads) own heart did not deny that which he saw.[53.11]
'Afatumārūnahu `Alá Mā Yará How can you, O unbelievers then, question what he saw?[53.12]
Wa Laqad Ra'āhu Nazlatan 'Ukh And he (Muhammad) saw him once again[53.13]
`Inda Sidrati Al-Muntahá near Sidra-tul-Muntaha (the Lote-tree at the farthest end of the seven heavens, beyond which none can pass).[53.14]
`Indahā Jannatu Al-Ma'wá Near it is Janna-tul-Mawa (the rest-house of paradise).[53.15]
'Idh Yaghshá As-Sidrata Mā Yaghshá When that Lote-tree was covered with what covered it,[53.16]
Mā Zāgha Al-Başaru Wa Mā Ţaghá his eyes did not turn aside nor did they exceed the limit:[53.17]
Laqad Ra'á Min 'Āyāti Rabbihi Al-Kub and he did indeed see some of his Rabbs greatest signs.[53.18]
'Afara'aytumu Al-Lāta Wa Al-`Uzzá Have you ever seen Lt and Uzza[53.19]
Wa Manāata Ath-Thālithata Al-'Ukh and another, the third Mant (names of Arabian idols, claimed by the pagans of Makkah to be the daughters of Allah)?[53.20]
'Alakumu Adh-Dhakaru Wa Lahu Al-'Unthá Are you to have sons, and He the daughters?[53.21]
Tilka 'Idhāan Qismatun Đīzá This indeed is an unfair division![53.22]
'In Hiya 'Illā 'Asmā'un Sammaytumūhā 'Antum Wa 'Ābā'uukum Mā 'Anzala Al-Lahu Bihā Min Sulţānin 'In Yattabi`ūna 'Illā Až-Žanna Wa Mā Tahwá Al-'Anfusu Wa Laqad Jā'ahum Min Rabbihimu Al-Hudá These (Lt, Uzza and Mant) are nothing but names which you and your forefathers have invented, for Allah has vested no authority in them. The unbelievers follow nothing but mere conjecture and the whims of their own souls, even though right guidance has already come to them from their Rabb.[53.23]
'Am Lil'insāni Mā Tamanná Or should man have whatever he wishes?[53.24]
Falillāhi Al-'Ākhiratu Wa Al-'Ū Nay! To Allah belongs the hereafter and this present life.[53.25]
Wa Kam Min Malakin As-Samāwāti Lā TughShafā`atuhum Shay'āan 'Illā Min Ba`di 'An Ya'dhana Al-Lahu Liman Yashā'u Wa Yarđá How many are the angels in the heavens; yet their intercession can avail none unless Allah gives them permission in favor of whom He wants and is pleased with.[53.26]
'Inna Al-Ladhīna Lā Yu'uminūna Bil-'Ākhirati Layusammūna Al-Malā'ikata Tasmiyata Al-'Unthá Those who do not believe in the hereafter give the angels the female names of goddesses.[53.27]
Wa Mā Lahum Bihi Min `Ilmin 'In Yattabi`ūna 'Illā Až-Žanna Wa 'Inna Až-Žanna Lā Yughnī Mina Al-Ĥaqqi Shay'āan But they have no knowledge of it. They follow mere conjecture; and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all.[53.28]
Fa'a`riđ `An Man Tawallá `An Dhikrinā Wa Lam Yurid 'Illā Al-Ĥayāata Ad-Dun Therefore, neglect those who ignore Our warnings and seek only the life of this world.[53.29]
Dhālika Mablaghuhum Mina Al-`Ilmi 'Inna Rabbaka Huwa 'A`lamu Biman Đalla `An Sabīlihi Wa Huwa 'A`lamu Bimani Ahtadá This is the sum of their knowledge. Surely your Rabb knows who have strayed from His path, and who are rightly guided.[53.30]
Wa Lillahi Mā Fī As-Samāwāti Wa Mā Fī Al-'Arđi Liyajziya Al-Ladhīna 'Asā'ū Bimā `Amilū Wa Yajziya Al-Ladhīna 'Aĥsanū Bil-Ĥusná To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth, so that He may requite the evildoers according to their deeds, and richly reward those who do good deeds.[53.31]
Al-Ladhīna Yajtanibūna Kabā'ira Al-'Ithmi Wa Al-Fawāĥisha 'Illā Al-Lamama 'Inna Rabbaka Wāsi`u Al-Maghfirati Huwa 'A`lamu Bikum 'Idh 'Ansha'akum Mina Al-'Arđi Wa 'Idh 'Antum 'Ajinnatun Fī Buţūni 'Ummahātikum Falā Tuzakkū 'Anfusakum Huwa 'A`lamu Bimani Attaqá To those who avoid the major sins and shameful deeds and are guilty of only small offense, surely for them your Rabb will have abundant forgiveness. He knew you well when He created you from earth and when you were just embryos in your mothers wombs, therefore, do not claim piety for yourselves. He knows best who is really Godfearing pious.[53.32]
'Afara'ayta Al-Ladhī Tawallá Have you seen the one who (Wald bin Mughrah, who was willing to embrace Islam, but upon someones promise to take the responsibility of getting the punishment on his behalf in lieu of certain amount of money, he) turned away.[53.33]
Wa 'A`ţá Qalīlāan Wa 'Akdá He gave a little from the promised amount then stopped.[53.34]
'A`indahu `Ilmu Al-Ghaybi Fahuwa Yará Does he possess the knowledge of the unseen that he could see reality?[53.35]
'Am Lam Yunabba' Bimā Fī Şuĥufi Mūsá Or has he not been notified about what was in the scrolls of Musa (Moses)[53.36]
Wa 'Ibrāhīma Al-Ladhī Wa Ffá and of Ibrhm (Abraham) who always kept his word:[53.37]
'Allā Taziru Wāziratun Wizra 'Ukh That no soul shall bear the burden of another,[53.38]
Wa 'An Laysa Lil'insāni 'Illā Mā Sa`á that there shall be nothing for a man except what he strives for,[53.39]
Wa 'Anna Sa`yahu Sawfa Yurá that his striving shall be scrutinized,[53.40]
Thumma Yujzāhu Al-Jazā'a Al-'Awfá that he shall be fully rewarded for it,[53.41]
Wa 'Anna 'Ilá Rabbika Al-Muntahá that to your Rabb is the final goal,[53.42]
Wa 'Annahu Huwa 'Ađĥaka Wa 'Ab that it is He Who grants laughter and tears,[53.43]
Wa 'Annahu Huwa 'Amāta Wa 'Aĥyā that it is He Who ordains death and life,[53.44]
Wa 'Annahu Khalaqa Az-Zawjayni Adh-Dhakara Wa Al-'Unthá that it is He Who has created in pairs, the male and the female,[53.45]
Min Nuţfatin 'Idhā Tumná from a drop of ejaculated semen,[53.46]
Wa 'Anna `Alayhi An-Nash'ata Al-'Ukh that it rests upon Him to grant the second life (the life of hereafter),[53.47]
Wa 'Annahu Huwa 'Aghná Wa 'Aqná that it is He Who gives wealth and property,[53.48]
Wa 'Annahu Huwa Rabbu Ash-Shi`rá that He is even the Rabb of the Sirius (dog star whom the pagans used to worship),[53.49]
Wa 'Annahu 'Ahlaka `Ādāan Al-'Ū and that it is He Who destroyed the people of Ad,[53.50] ~
Wa Thamūda Famā 'Ab then the people of Thamd, sparing no one,[53.51]
Wa Qawma Nūĥin Min Qablu 'Innahum Kānū Hum 'Ažlama Wa 'Aţghá and before them the people of Nh (Noah), who were the most unjust and rebellious.[53.52]
Wa Al-Mu'utafikata 'Ahwá And also destroyed the Mutafikah (Overthrown Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah),[53.53]
Faghashshāhā Mā Ghashshá who were smitten by the scourge that smote them."[53.54]
Fabi'ayyi 'Ālā'i Rabbika Tatamārá Then which of your Rabbs blessings would you doubt?[53.55]
dhā Nadhīrun Mina An-Nudhuri Al-'Ū This Warner (Muhammad) is just like the earlier warners.[53.56]
'Azifati Al-'Āzifahu The ever approaching (the Day of Judgment) is drawing near;[53.57]
Laysa Lahā Min Dūni Al-Lahi Kāshifahun none but Allah can disclose it.[53.58]
'Afamin Hādhā Al-Ĥadīthi Ta`jabūna Do you then wonder at this revelation,[53.59]
Wa Tađĥakūna Wa Lā Tabkūna and laugh instead of weeping?[53.60]
Wa 'Antum Sāmidūna Rather you are wasting your time,[53.61]
Fāsjudū Lillahi Wa A`budū prostrate yourselves before Allah and worship Him while you can![53.62]