بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ {1}

[Shakir 53:1] I swear by the star when it goes down.

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ {2}

[Shakir 53:2] Your companion does not err, nor does he go astray;

وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ {3}

[Shakir 53:3] Nor does he speak out of desire.

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ {4}

[Shakir 53:4] It is naught but revelation that is revealed,

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ {5}

[Shakir 53:5] The Lord of Mighty Power has taught him,

ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَاسْتَوَىٰ {6}

[Shakir 53:6] The Lord of Strength; so he attained completion,

وَهُوَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْأَعْلَىٰ {7}

[Shakir 53:7] And he is in the highest part of the horizon.

ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ {8}

[Shakir 53:8] Then he drew near, then he bowed

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ {9}

[Shakir 53:9] So he was the measure of two bows or closer still.

فَأَوْحَىٰ إِلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ مَا أَوْحَىٰ {10}

[Shakir 53:10] And He revealed to His servant what He revealed.

مَا كَذَبَ الْفُؤَادُ مَا رَأَىٰ {11}

[Shakir 53:11] The heart was not untrue in (making him see) what he saw.

أَفَتُمَارُونَهُ عَلَىٰ مَا يَرَىٰ {12}

[Shakir 53:12] What! do you then dispute with him as to what he saw?

وَلَقَدْ رَآهُ نَزْلَةً أُخْرَىٰ {13}

[Shakir 53:13] And certainly he saw him in another descent,

عِنْدَ سِدْرَةِ الْمُنْتَهَىٰ {14}

[Shakir 53:14] At the farthest lote-tree;

عِنْدَهَا جَنَّةُ الْمَأْوَىٰ {15}

[Shakir 53:15] Near which is the garden, the place to be resorted to.

إِذْ يَغْشَى السِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَىٰ {16}

[Shakir 53:16] When that which covers covered the lote-tree;

مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَىٰ {17}

[Shakir 53:17] The eye did not turn aside, nor did it exceed the limit.

لَقَدْ رَأَىٰ مِنْ آيَاتِ رَبِّهِ الْكُبْرَىٰ {18}

[Shakir 53:18] Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord.

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ اللَّاتَ وَالْعُزَّىٰ {19}

[Shakir 53:19] Have you then considered the Lat and the Uzza,

وَمَنَاةَ الثَّالِثَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ {20}

[Shakir 53:20] And Manat, the third, the last?

أَلَكُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ الْأُنْثَىٰ {21}

[Shakir 53:21] What! for you the males and for Him the females!

تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَىٰ {22}

[Shakir 53:22] This indeed is an unjust division!

إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا أَسْمَاءٌ سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنْتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُمْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ ۚ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهْوَى الْأَنْفُسُ ۖ وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ مِنْ رَبِّهِمُ الْهُدَىٰ {23}

[Shakir 53:23] 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.

أَمْ لِلْإِنْسَانِ مَا تَمَنَّىٰ {24}

[Shakir 53:24] Or shall man have what he wishes?

فَلِلَّهِ الْآخِرَةُ وَالْأُولَىٰ {25}

[Shakir 53:25] Nay! for Allah is the hereafter and the former (life).

وَكَمْ مِنْ مَلَكٍ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ لَا تُغْنِي شَفَاعَتُهُمْ شَيْئًا إِلَّا مِنْ بَعْدِ أَنْ يَأْذَنَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَرْضَىٰ {26}

[Shakir 53:26] And 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.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ لَيُسَمُّونَ الْمَلَائِكَةَ تَسْمِيَةَ الْأُنْثَىٰ {27}

[Shakir 53:27] Most surely they who do not believe in the hereafter name the angels with female names.

وَمَا لَهُمْ بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ ۖ وَإِنَّ الظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا {28}

[Shakir 53:28] And they have no knowledge of it; they do not follow anything but conjecture, and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all.

فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْ مَنْ تَوَلَّىٰ عَنْ ذِكْرِنَا وَلَمْ يُرِدْ إِلَّا الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا {29}

[Shakir 53:29] Therefore turn aside from him who turns his back upon Our reminder and does not desire anything but this world’s life.

ذَٰلِكَ مَبْلَغُهُمْ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اهْتَدَىٰ {30}

[Shakir 53:30] That 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.

وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُوا بِمَا عَمِلُوا وَيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا بِالْحُسْنَى {31}

[Shakir 53:31] And 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 goodness.

الَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَائِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَالْفَوَاحِشَ إِلَّا اللَّمَمَ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ وَاسِعُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ ۚ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِكُمْ إِذْ أَنْشَأَكُمْ مِنَ الْأَرْضِ وَإِذْ أَنْتُمْ أَجِنَّةٌ فِي بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تُزَكُّوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ {32}

[Shakir 53:32] 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).

أَفَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي تَوَلَّىٰ {33}

[Shakir 53:33] Have you then seen him who turns his back?

وَأَعْطَىٰ قَلِيلًا وَأَكْدَىٰ {34}

[Shakir 53:34] And gives a little and (then) withholds.

أَعِنْدَهُ عِلْمُ الْغَيْبِ فَهُوَ يَرَىٰ {35}

[Shakir 53:35] Has he the knowledge of the unseen so that he can see?

أَمْ لَمْ يُنَبَّأْ بِمَا فِي صُحُفِ مُوسَىٰ {36}

[Shakir 53:36] Or, has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Musa?

وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ الَّذِي وَفَّىٰ {37}

[Shakir 53:37] And (of) Ibrahim who fulfilled (the commandments):

أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ {38}

[Shakir 53:38] That no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another-

وَأَنْ لَيْسَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ {39}

[Shakir 53:39] And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for-

وَأَنَّ سَعْيَهُ سَوْفَ يُرَىٰ {40}

[Shakir 53:40] And that his striving shall soon be seen-

ثُمَّ يُجْزَاهُ الْجَزَاءَ الْأَوْفَىٰ {41}

[Shakir 53:41] Then shall he be rewarded for it with the fullest reward-

وَأَنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الْمُنْتَهَىٰ {42}

[Shakir 53:42] And that to your Lord is the goal-

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ {43}

[Shakir 53:43] And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَمَاتَ وَأَحْيَا {44}

[Shakir 53:44] And that He it is Who causes death and gives life-

وَأَنَّهُ خَلَقَ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ {45}

[Shakir 53:45] And that He created pairs, the male and the female

مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ إِذَا تُمْنَىٰ {46}

[Shakir 53:46] From the small seed when it is adapted

وَأَنَّ عَلَيْهِ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ {47}

[Shakir 53:47] And that on Him is the bringing forth a second time;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَغْنَىٰ وَأَقْنَىٰ {48}

[Shakir 53:48] And that He it is Who enriches and gives to hold;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَىٰ {49}

[Shakir 53:49] And that He is the Lord of the Sirius;

وَأَنَّهُ أَهْلَكَ عَادًا الْأُولَىٰ {50}

[Shakir 53:50] And that He did destroy the Ad of old

وَثَمُودَ فَمَا أَبْقَىٰ {51}

[Shakir 53:51] And Samood, so He spared not

وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ مِنْ قَبْلُ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا هُمْ أَظْلَمَ وَأَطْغَىٰ {52}

[Shakir 53:52] And the people of Nuh before; surely they were most unjust and inordinate;

وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ أَهْوَىٰ {53}

[Shakir 53:53] And the overthrown cities did He overthrow,

فَغَشَّاهَا مَا غَشَّىٰ {54}

[Shakir 53:54] So there covered them that which covered.

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَىٰ {55}

[Shakir 53:55] Which of your Lord’s benefits will you then dispute about?

هَٰذَا نَذِيرٌ مِنَ النُّذُرِ الْأُولَىٰ {56}

[Shakir 53:56] This is a warner of the warners of old.

أَزِفَتِ الْآزِفَةُ {57}

[Shakir 53:57] The near event draws nigh.

لَيْسَ لَهَا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ كَاشِفَةٌ {58}

[Shakir 53:58] There shall be none besides Allah to remove it.

أَفَمِنْ هَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ تَعْجَبُونَ {59}

[Shakir 53:59] Do you then wonder at this announcement?

وَتَضْحَكُونَ وَلَا تَبْكُونَ {60}

[Shakir 53:60] And will you laugh and not weep?

وَأَنْتُمْ سَامِدُونَ {61}

[Shakir 53:61] While you are indulging in varieties.

فَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ وَاعْبُدُوا ۩ {62}

[Shakir 53:62] So make obeisance to Allah and serve (Him).
Source:quran.al-islam.org


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