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Sura LIII Najm, Or The Star In The Holy Quran

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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 1. By the Star When it goes down,— 2. Your Companion is neither Astray nor being misled, 3. Nor does he say (aught) Of (his own) Desire. 4. It is no less than Inspiration sent down to him: 5. He was taught by one Mighty in Power, 6. Endued with Wisdom: For he appeared (In stately form) 7. While he was in The highest part Of the horizon: 8. Then he approached And came closer, 9. And was at a distance Of but two bow-lengths Or (even) nearer; 10. So did (God) convey The inspiration to His Servant— (Conveyed) what He (meant) To convey. 11. The (Prophet's) (mind and) heart In no way falsified That which he saw. 12. Will ye then dispute With him concerning What he saw? 13. For indeed he saw him At a second descent, 14. Near the Lote-tree Beyond which none may pass: 15. Near it is the Garden Of Abode. 16. Behold, the Lote-tree Was shrouded (In mystery unspeakable!) 17. (His) sight never swerved, Nor did it go wrong! 18. For truly did he see, Of the Signs of his Lord, The Greatest! 19. Have ye seen Lāt, and ‘Uzzā, 20. And another, The third (goddess), Manāt? 21. What! For you The male sex, And for Him, the female? 22. Behold, such would be Indeed a division Most unfair! 23. These are nothing but names Which ye have devised,— Ye and your fathers, For which God has sent Down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but Conjecture and what Their own souls desire!— Even though there has already Come to them Guidance From their Lord! 24. Nay, shall man have (just) Anything he hankers after? 25. But it is to God That the End and The Beginning (of all things) Belong. 26. How many-so-ever be The angels in the heavens, Their intercession will avail nothing Except after God has given Leave for whom He pleases And that he is acceptable To Him. 27. Those who believe not In the Hereafter, name The angels with female names. 28. But they have no knowledge Therein. They follow nothing But conjecture; and conjecture Avails nothing against Truth. 29. Therefore shun those who Turn away from Our Message And desire nothing but The life of this world. 30. That is as far as Knowledge will reach them. Verily thy Lord knoweth best Those who stray from His Path, and He knoweth Best those who receive guidance. 31. Yea, to God belongs all That is in the heavens And on earth: so that He rewards those who do Evil, according to their deeds, And He rewards those who Do good, with what is best. 32. Those who avoid Great sins and shameful deeds, Only (falling into) small faults, Verily thy Lord is ample In forgiveness. He knows You well when He brings You out of the earth, And when ye are hidden In your mothers’ wombs. Therefore justify not yourselves; He knows best who it is That guards against evil. 33. Seest thou one Who turns back, 34. Gives a little, Then hardens (his heart)? 35. What! Has he knowledge Of the unseen So that he can see? 36. Nay, is he not acquainted With what is in the books Of Moses— 37. And of Abraham Who fulfilled his engagements;— 38. Namely, that no bearer Of burdens can bear The burden of another; 39. That man can have nothing But what he strives for; 40. That (the fruit of) his striving Will soon come in sight; 41. Then will he be rewarded With a reward complete; 42. That to thy Lord Is the final Goal; 43. That it is He Who Granteth Laughter and Tears; 44. That it is He Who Granteth Death and Life; 45. That He did create In pairs,—male and female, 46. From a seed when lodged (In its place); 47. That He hath promised A Second Creation (Raising of the Dead); 48. That it is He Who Giveth wealth and satisfaction; 49. That He is the Lord Of Sirius (the Mighty Star); 50. And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) Ancient ‘Ād (people), 51. And the Thamūd, Nor gave them a lease Of perpetual life. 52. And before them, The people of Noah, For that they were (all) Most unjust And most insolent transgressors, 53. And He destroyed The Overthrown Cities (Of Sodom and Gomorrah), 54. So that (ruins unknown) Have covered them up. 55. Then which of the gifts Of thy Lord, (O man,) Wilt thou dispute about? 56. This is a Warner, Of the (series of) Warners Of old! 57. The (Judgment) ever approaching Draws nigh: 58. No (soul) but God Can lay it bare. 59. Do ye then wonder At this recital? 60. And will ye laugh And not weep,— 61. Wasting your time In vanities? 62. But fall ye down in prostration To God, and adore (Him)!

Table of Contents

Sra I. Ftia, Or The Opening Chapter
Sra Ii. Baqara, Or The Heifer
Sra Iii. L-I-Imrn, Or The Family Of Imrn
Sra Iv. Nisa, Or The Women
Sra V. Mda, Or The Table Spread.
Sra Vi. Anm, Or Cattle
Sra Vii. Arf, Or The Heights
Sra Viii. Anfl, Or The Spoils Of War
Sra Ix. Tauba (Repentance) Or Barat (Immunity)
Sra X. Ynus, Or Jonah
Sra Xi. Hd (The Prophet Hd)
Sra Xii. Ysuf, Or Joseph
Sra Xiii. Rad Or Thunder
Sra Xiv. Ibrhm, Or Abraham
Sra Xv. Al-Hijr. Or The Rocky Tract
Sra Xvi. Nal Or The Bee
Sra Xvii. Ban Isr-L, Or The Children Of Israel.
Sra Xviii. Kahf, Or The Cave
Sra Xix. Maryam, Or Mary.
Sra Xx. -H (Mystic Letters, . H.)
Sra Xxi. Anbiya, Or The Prophets
Sra Xxii. Ajj, Or The Pilgrimage
Sra Xxiii. M-Minn
Sra Xxiv. Nr, Or Light
Sra Xxv. Furqn, Or The Criterion
Sra Xxvi. Shuara, Or The Poets
Sra Xxvii. Naml, Or The Ants
Sra Xxviii. Qaa, Or The Narration
Sra Xxix. Ankabt, Or The Spider
Sra Xxx. Rm, Or The Roman Empire.
Sra Xxxi. Luqmn (The Wise).
Sra Xxxii. Sajda, Or Adoration
Sra Xxxiii. Azb, Or The Confederates.
Sra Xxxiv. Sab, Or The City Of Sab
Sra Xxxv. Fir, Or The Originator Of Creation; Or Malka, Or The Angels
Sra Xxxvi. Y-Sn (Being Abbreviated Letters).
Sra Xxxvii. Fft, Or Those Ranged In Ranks.
Sra Xxxviii. D (Being One Of The Abbreviated Letters)
Sra Xxxix.: Zumar, Or The Crowds.
Sra Xl. M-Min, Or The Believer
Sra Xli. H-Mm (Abbreviated Letters), Or -Mm Sajda, Or Fuilat
Sra Xlii. Shr, Or Consultation
Sra Xliii.: Zukhruf, Or Gold Adornments.
Sra Xliv.: Dukhn, Or Smoke (Or Mist).
Sra Xlv. Jathiya, Or Bowing The Knee.
Sra Xlvi.: Aqf, Or Winding Sand-Tracts.
Sra Xlvii. Muammad (The Prophet).
Sra Xlviii. Fat- Or Victory.
Sra Xlix. Ujurt, Or The Inner Apartments.
Sra L. Qf.
Sra Li. Zriyt, Or The Winds That Scatter.
Sra Lii. R, Or The Mount.
Sra Liii. Najm, Or The Star.
Sra Liv. Qamar, Or The Moon.
Sra Lv. Ramn, Or (God) Most Gracious.
Sra Lvi. Wqia, Or The Inevitable Event.
Sra Lvii. Add, Or Iron.
Sra Lviii. Mujdila, Or The Woman Who Pleads.
Sra Lix. Ashr, Or The Gathering
Sra Lx. Mumtaana, Or The Woman To Be Examined.
Sra Lxi. Aff, Or Battle Array.
Sra Lxii. Jumua, Or The Assembly (Friday) Prayer
Sra Lxiii. Munfiqn, Or The Hypocrites.
Sra Lxiv. Tagbun, Or Mutual Loss And Gain.
Sra Lxv. Alq, Or Divorce.
Sra Lxvi. Tarm, Or Holding (Something) To Be Forbidden.
Sra Lxvii. Mulk, Or Dominion.
Sra Lxviii. Qalam, Or The Pen, Or Nn
Sra Lxix. Qqa, Or The Sure Reality.
Sra Lxx. Marij, Or The Ways Of Ascent.
Sra Lxxi. N, Or Noah.
Sra Lxxii. Jinn, Or The Spirits.
Sra Lxxiii. Muzzammil, Or Folded In Garments.
Sra Lxxiv. Muddaththir, Or One Wrapped Up.
Sra Lxxv. Qiymat, Or The Resurrection.
Sra Lxxvi. Dahr, Or Time, Or Insn, Or Man.
Sra Lxxvii. Mursalt, Or Those Sent Forth
Sra Lxxviii. Nabaa, Or The (Great) News
Sra Lxxix. Nzit, Or Those Who Tear Out.
Sra Lxxx. Abasa. Or He Frowned.
Sra Lxxxi. Takwr, Or The Folding Up.
Sra Lxxxii. Infir, Or The Cleaving Asunder.
Sra Lxxxiii. Taff, Or Dealing In Fraud.
Sra Lxxxiv. Inshiqq, Or The Rending Asunder.
Sra Lxxxv. Burj, Or The Zodiacal Signs
Sra Lxxxvi. Riq, Or The Night-Visitant
Sra Lxxxvii. Al, Or The Most High.
Sra Lxxxviii. Gshiya, Or The Overwhelming Event.
Sra Lxxxix. Fajr, Or The Break Of Day.
Sra Xc. Balad, Or The City
Sra Xci. Shams, Or The Sun.
Sra Xcii. Lail, Or The Night.
Sra Xciii. Dhuh, Or The Glorious Morning Light.
Sra Xciv. Inshir, Or The Expansion.
Sra Xcv. Tn, Or The Fig
Sra Xcvi. Iqraa, Or Read! Or Proclaim! Or Alaq, Or The Clot Of Congealed Blood
Sra Xcvii. Qadr, Or The Night Of Power (Or Honour).
Sra Xcviii. Baiyina, Or The Clear Evidence.
Sra Xcix. Zilzl, Or The Convulsion.
Sra C. Adiyt, Or Those That Run.
Sra Ci. Al-Qria, Or The Day Of Noise And Clamour.
Sra Cii. Takathur Or Piling Up.
Sra Ciii. Ar, Or Time Through The Ages.
Sra Civ. Humaza, Or The Scandal-Monger.
Sra Cv. Fl, Or The Elephant.
Sra Cvi. The Quraish, (Custodians Of The Kaba).
Sra Cvii. Mn, Or Neighbourly Needs.
Sra Cviii. Kauthar, Or Abundance.
Sra Cix. Kfirn, Or Those Who Reject Faith.
Sra Cx. Nar, Or Help.
Sra Cxi. Lahab, Or (The Father Of) Flame.
Sra Cxii. Ikhl, Or Purity (Of Faith).
Sra Cxiii. Falaq, Or The Dawn.
Sra Cxiv. Ns, Or Mankind.

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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Recitation of Surah Najm:"
2 Ahmed M = "The companion here refers to Prophet Muhammad who was born and raised in Quraysh."
3 Ahmed M = "It was Ganriel's (an angel) responsibility to bring Allah's messages to the Prophet Muhammad."
4 Ahmed M = "Unpurified desires in human beings often lead to destruction as they represent pure evil; the light of guidance is only Allah."