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53:1  By the Star when it goes down,
53:2  Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled
53:3  Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire
53:4  It is no less than inspiration sent down to him
53:5  He was taught by one Mighty in Power
53:6  Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form)
53:7  While he was in the highest part of the horizon
53:8  Then he approached and came closer
53:9  And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer
53:10  So did (God) convey the inspiration to His Servant- (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey
53:11  The (Prophet's) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw
53:12  Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw
53:13  For indeed he saw him at a second descent
53:14  Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass
53:15  Near it is the Garden of Abode
53:16  Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!
53:17  (His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong
53:18  For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest
53:19  Have ye seen Lat. and 'Uzza
53:20  And another, the third (goddess), Manat
53:21  What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female
53:22  Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair
53:23  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 Guid ance from their Lord
53:24  Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after
53:25  But it is to God that the End and the Beginning (of all things) belong
53:26  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
53:27  Those who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names
53:28  But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth
53:29  Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the life of this world
53:30  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
53:31  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
53:32  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
53:33  Seest thou one who turns back
53:34  Gives a little, then hardens (his heart)
53:35  What! Has he knowledge of the Unseen so that he can see
53:36  Nay, is he not acquainted with what is in the Books of Moses
53:37  And of Abraham who fulfilled his engagements?
53:38  Namely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another
53:39  That man can have nothing but what he strives for
53:40  That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight
53:41  Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete
53:42  That to thy Lord is the final Goal
53:43  That it is He Who granteth Laughter and Tears
53:44  That it is He Who granteth Death and Life
53:45  That He did create in pairs,- male and female
53:46  From a seed when lodged (in its place)
53:47  That He hath promised a Second Creation (Raising of the Dead)
53:48  That it is He Who giveth wealth and satisfaction
53:49  That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star)
53:50  And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient 'Ad (people)
53:51  And the Thamud nor gave them a lease of perpetual life
53:52  And before them, the people of Noah, for that they were (all) most unjust and most insolent transgressors
53:53  And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
53:54  So that (ruins unknown) have covered them up
53:55  Then which of the gifts of thy Lord, (O man,) wilt thou dispute about
53:56  This is a Warner, of the (series of) Warners of old
53:57  The (Judgment) ever approaching draws nigh
53:58  No (soul) but God can lay it bare
53:59  Do ye then wonder at this recital
53:60  And will ye laugh and not weep,
53:61  Wasting your time in vanities
53:62  But fall ye down in prostration to God, and adore (Him)