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By the star when it hurled to ruin,
neither your companion went astray, nor he erred
nor speaks he for himself out of desire.
but a revelation that is revealed,
taught to him by The One Stronger in Strength,
Possessor of Forcefulness. Then, he stood poised
while he was on the loftiest horizon.
Again, he came to pass near and hung suspended
until he had been at a distance of
two bow lengths or closer.
Then, He revealed to His servant what He revealed.
The mind lied not against what it saw.
Will you altercate with him about what he sees?
And, certainly, he saw it another time
near the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary
near which is the Garden of the Place of Shelter,
when overcomes the Lote Tree what overcomes it.
The sight swerved not, nor was it defiant.
Certainly, he saw some of the greatest signs of his Lord.
Saw you, then, al-Lat and al-Uzza
and Manat, the third, the other?
you males and has He, females?
That, then, is an unfair division.
They are but names that you named, you and your fathers, for which God caused not to descend any authority. They follow nothing but opinion and that for which their souls yearn. And, certainly, drew near them the guidance from their Lord.
the human being have
what he coveted?
Then, to God belongs
the Last and the First.
And how many an angel in the heavens is there
whose intercession will avail nothing at all, but after God gives permission to whom He wills and He is well-pleased.
Truly, those who believe not in the world to come naming the angels with female names,
while they have no knowledge of it, they follow nothing but opinion. And, truly, opinion avails them not at all against The Truth.
So turn thou aside from him who turns away from Our Remembrance and he wants nothing but this present life.
their attainment of the knowledge. Truly, thy Lord, He is
the One Who is greater in knowledge of whoever went astray from His way. And He is greater in knowledge of whoever were truly guided.
And to God belongs
in the heavens and whatever is
in and on the earth that He may give recompense to those who did evil for what they did and give recompense fairer to those who did good,
those who avoid the major sins and the indecencies but the lesser offenses. Truly, thy Lord is
One Who is Extensive in forgiveness. He is
greater in knowledge of you when He caused you to grow from the earth and when you were
an unborn child in the wombs of your mothers. So you make not pure yourselves. He is greater in knowledge of him who was Godfearing.
Hadst thou considered him who turned away
and gave a little, giving grudgingly?
the knowledge of the unseen with him so that he sees it
Or is he told what is
in the scrolls of Moses
and of Abraham who paid his account in full?
The burdened soul will not bear the heavy load of another.
The human being is not but what he endeavored for
and that his endeavoring will be seen.
Again, he will be given recompense for it with a more true recompense,
and that towards thy Lord is the Utmost Boundary,
and that He caused laughter and caused weeping,
and that He caused to die and gave life
and it is He, He created the pairs, the male and the female
from seminal fluid when it is emitted,
and that with Him is another growth
and it is He, He Who Enriched and made rich
and that He, He is the Lord of Sirius
and that He caused to perish the previous Ad
and Thamud. He caused none to remain
—and the folk of Noah before. Truly, they had been they who do greater wrong and ones who are defiant.
He caused to tumble that which are cities overthrown,
then, enwrapped them with what enwrapped.
Then, which of the benefits of thy Lord wilt thou quarrel with?
a warner among the previous warnings.
The Impending Day is impending.
not other than God, One Who Uncovers it.
Then, at this discourse you marvel?
And will you laugh and not weep
while you are
ones who pass life in enjoyment?
So prostrate yourselves to God and worship Him
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