Sura An-Najm (The Star)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    53:1-12 By the star when it sets, your comrade errs not, nor is he deceived; nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is nothing except an inspiration that is inspired, which one of mighty powers (Gabriel), has taught him, one vigorous; and he grew clear to view when he was on the uppermost horizon. Then he drew near and came down till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer, and he revealed to His (gods) slave that which He revealed. The heart lied not (in seeing) what it saw. Will you then dispute with him concerning what he sees?

    53:13-18 And verily he saw him, yet another time. By the lote tree of the utmost boundary, near to which is the Garden of Abode. When that which shrouds did enshroud the lote tree, the eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold. Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

    53:19-24 Have you thought upon Al-Lat and Al-Uzza, and Manat, the third, the other? Are yours the males and His the females? That indeed is an unfair division! They are but names, which you have named, you and your fathers, for which God has revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord has come to them. Or shall man have what he covets?

    53:25-28 But to God belongs the after (life), and the former. And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession avails nothing except after God gives leave to whom He chooses and then accepts! Lo! It is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females. And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! A guess can never take the place of the truth.

    53:29-30 Then withdraw (O Muhammad) from him who flees from Our remembrance and desires but the life of the world. Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! Your Lord is Best Aware of him who strays, and He is Best Aware of him who goes right.

    53:31 And to God belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done, and reward those who do good with goodness.

    53:32 Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations, except the unwilled offences.(for them) lo! Your Lord is of vast mercy. He is Best Aware of you (from the time) when He created you from the earth, and when you were hidden in the bellies of your mothers. Therefore ascribe not purity to yourselves. He is Best Aware of him who wards off (evil).

    53:33-35 Did you (O Muhammad) observe him who turned away, and gave a little, then was grudging? Has he knowledge of the Unseen so that he sees?

    53:36-42 Or has he not had news of what is in the Books of Moses and Abraham who paid his debt: That no laden one shall bear another's load, and that man has only that for which be makes effort, and that his effort will be seen, and afterward he will be repaid for it with fullest payment; and that to your Lord, is the goal.

    53:43-49 And that it is He Who makes (one) laugh, and makes (one) weep, and that it is He Who gives death and gives life; and that He creates the two spouses, the male and the female, from a drop (of seed) when it is poured forth; and that He has ordained the second bringing forth; and that it is He Who enriches and makes content, and that it is He Who is the Lord of Sirius.

    53:50-54 And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) Aad, and (the tribe of) Thamud He spared not; and the folk of Noah before, lo! They were more unjust and more rebellious; and the overthrown cities He destroyed so that there covered them that which did cover.

    53:55 Concerning which then, of the bounties of your Lord, can you dispute?

    53:56-61 This is a warner of the warners of old. The threatened Hour is near. None beside God can disclose it. Marvel you then at this statement, and laugh and not weep, while you amuse yourselves?

    53:62 Rather prostrate yourselves before God and worship Him.