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53:1  By the star when it sets
53:2  Your companion errs not, nor does he deviate
53:3  Nor does he speak out of desire
53:4  It is naught but revelation that is revealed -
53:5  One Mighty in Power has taught him
53:6  The Lord of Strength. So he attained to perfection
53:7  And he is in the highest part of the horizon
53:8  Then he drew near, drew nearer yet
53:9  So he was the measure of two bows or closer still
53:10  So He revealed to His servant what He revealed
53:11  The heart was not untrue in seeing what he saw
53:12  Do you then dispute with him as to what he saw
53:13  And certainly he saw Him in another descent
53:14  At the farthest lote-tree
53:15  Near it is the Garden of Abode
53:16  When that which covers covered the lote-tree
53:17  The eye turned not aside, nor did it exceed the limit
53:18  Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord
53:19  Have you then considered Lat and ‘Uzza
53:20  And another, the third, Manat
53:21  Are the males for you and for Him the females
53:22  This indeed is an unjust division
53:23  They are naught but names which you have named, you and your fathers -- Allah has sent no authority for them. They follow but conjecture and what (their) souls desire. And certainly the guidance has come to them from their Lord
53:24  Or shall man have what he wishes
53:25  So they said: What! A single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? We shall then be in sure error and distress
53:26  But for Allah is the Hereafter and the former (life)
53:27  Has the reminder been sent to him from among us? Nay, he is an insolent liar
53:28  And how many angels are in the heavens, whose intercession avails naught except after Allah gives permission to whom He pleases and chooses
53:29  Surely those who believe not in the Hereafter name the angels with female names
53:30  And they have no knowledge of it. They follow but conjecture, and surely conjecture avails naught against Truth
53:31  So shun him who turns his back upon Our Reminder, and desires nothing but this world’s life
53:32  That is their goal of knowledge. Surely thy Lord knows best him who strays from His path and He knows best him who goes aright
53:33  And Allah’s is whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil for that which they do, and reward those who do good with goodness
53:34  Those who avoid the great sins and the indecencies, but the passing idea -- surely thy Lord is Liberal in Forgiving. He knows best when He brings you forth from the earth and when you are embryos in the wombs of your mothers; so ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows him best who guards against evil
53:35  Seest thou him who turns back
53:36  And gives a little, then withholds
53:37  Has he the knowledge of the unseen so that he can see
53:38  Or has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Moses
53:39  And (of) Abraham who fulfilled (commandments)
53:40  That no bearer of a burden bears another’s burden
53:41  And that man can have nothing but what he strives for
53:42  And that his striving will soon be seen
53:43  Then he will be rewarded for it with the fullest reward
53:44  And that to thy Lord is the goal
53:45  And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep
53:46  And that He it is Who causes death and gives life
53:47  Or say they: We are a host allied together to help each other
53:48  And that He creates pairs, the male and the female
53:49  Soon shall the hosts be routed, and they will show (their) backs
53:50  From the small life-germ when it is adapted
53:51  And that He his ordained the second bringing forth
53:52  And that He it is Who gives wealth and contentment
53:53  And that He is the Lord of Sirius
53:54  And that He destroyed the First ‘Ad
53:55  And Thamud, so He spared not
53:56  And the people of Noah before. Surely they were most iniquitous and inordinate
53:57  And the overthrown cities, He hurled down
53:58  So there covered them that which covered
53:59  Which, then, of thy Lord’s benefits wilt thou dispute
53:60  This is a warner of the warners of old
53:61  The near Event draw nigh
53:62  There is none besides Allah to remove it