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53:1  (Allah swears) by the star, as it sets
53:2  Your companion, (Muhammad, SAW), did not err, nor was he duped
53:3  For, he does not speak what he wishes
53:4  (Instead), it is the revelation sent to him
53:5  A mighty being has taught him
53:6  The one with strength, (the angel Gibra´eel) who manifested himself (in his true form)
53:7  At the highest horizon
53:8  He then, came closer and hovered
53:9  He was two bow-lengths away, or (even) less
53:10  Thus, he conveyed to the servant of Allah the revelation
53:11  (The prophet´s) mind did not refute what he saw
53:12  Would you then quarrel with him, concerning what he (actually) saw
53:13  And he, (Muhammad, SAW), certainly saw the angel (in his true form) another time, too
53:14  Near the farthest bound of the Lotus tree
53:15  Close by, is the abode of the (promised) paradise
53:16  The Lotus tree was veiled over by (the nameless splendor), that which covered it (entirely)
53:17  He (Muhammad, SAW) was not awe-struck, or aghast; nor did his eyes stray
53:18  He definitely saw one of the greatest signs of his Lord
53:19  Have you, (oh idolaters), considered (the reality of) ´Laat´ and ´Uzza´ _ (the false goddesses of Arabia)
53:20  And the third, the ´Manaat´ _ (the other false goddess)
53:21  (What)? the male offspring are for you, (humans) and for Him are the females
53:22  This is, of course, an unfair allocation
53:23  These are nothing but names that you and your forefathers have conjured up. Allah has not granted any sanction for it. Although guidance from their Lord has certainly come to them, yet they merely follow their (guesses and) hunches, or whatever their desires dictate
53:24  Should man have whatever he desires
53:25  But to Allah belongs the end, (the life-to-come), as well as the beginning, (the life of this world)
53:26  There are many angels in the heavens. But their intercessions would not help anyone a bit, unless Allah allows such specific mediation in favor of whomever He wills, and pleases
53:27  In fact, those who do not believe in the afterlife are actually the ones who give the angels the female names (and gender)
53:28  About this they definitely have no knowledge. They merely go by their assumptions, but when it comes to (the search for) the truth, the assumptions do not help a bit
53:29  So ignore the ones who turn away from Our reminder, and desire only the life of this world
53:30  That is the extent (and limit) of their knowledge! Indeed, your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path; and He also knows the rightly guided ones
53:31  To Allah belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. So that, He may punish rightfully and in accordance with their deeds, those who commit evil; and so that He may bestow the excellent rewards upon those who are righteous
53:32  If those who steer clear of the grave sins and the shameful vile deeds stumble and err, (let them remember that) Allah abounds in forgiveness. He knows you so well, ever since He created you and established you on earth, ever since you were but a germ in your mother´s belly. Therefore, do not profess purity and piety for yourself. Allah knows better the one who is pious
53:33  Did you see the one who turned away
53:34  Gave a little, then held back
53:35  Does he have the knowledge of the unseen? Can he perceive it
53:36  Does he not have any knowledge of what is (revealed) in the book of Musa
53:37  Or Ibraheem, who honored his pledge
53:38  That no one shall carry the burden of any other
53:39  That man deserves nothing, except for what he strives
53:40  That very soon, (the results of) his efforts shall become apparent
53:41  Then, he would be rewarded to the maximum extent
53:42  And that with your Lord is the conclusion (of the saga of life)
53:43  And He it is, Who makes you laugh and cry
53:44  And He it is, Who gives you death and life
53:45  And He it is, Who created (you in) pairs _ male and female
53:46  From the sperm as it is emitted
53:47  And resurrection (the birth into the afterlife) is (an obligation) upon Him
53:48  And it is He, Who grants (His provisions) in abundance, or just enough
53:49  And He is the Lord of (the star), Sirius
53:50  He destroyed the ´Aads´ of the former (era)
53:51  And the ´Samoods´! None (of the rebels) did He spare
53:52  And the nation of Nooh before them! Indeed they were wicked and wanton
53:53  And He it is, Who overturned the cities lying upside down _ (the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
53:54  That, which covered those cities, covered them completely
53:55  (Oh humans)! Which one of the (many) blessings of your Lord would you ignore
53:56  This (prophet) is a warner! Like the earlier warners
53:57  That day, which is destined to arrive _ (the day of resurrection) _ is approaching fast
53:58  Except Allah, no one can prevent its arrival
53:59  (Oh you who disbelieve)! Do you express amazement at this Qur´an
53:60  You laugh and do not cry
53:61  Haughtily, you hold your heads high
53:62  (Instead, you better bow down your head), fall prostrate before Allah and worship