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an-Najm (The Star)
as rendered by Abdul Hye
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Abdul Hye rendition of Surah The Star(an-Najm)
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53:1  By the star when it goes down (vanishes),
53:2  your companion (Muhammad) has neither gone astray nor misguided,
53:3  nor does he speak of (his own) desire.
53:4  It is only a revelation that is revealed.
53:5  He (Muhammad) has been taught (this Qur’an) by one mighty in power (angel Gabriel);
53:6  the one free from any defect who rose and became stable (in view).
53:7  While he (Gabriel) was in the highest part of the horizon,
53:8  then he (Gabriel) approached and came closer
53:9  and was at a distance of 2 bow’s length or even closer,
53:10  so he (Gabriel) conveyed the revelation to His servant (Muhammad) what he was supposed to reveal.
53:11  (The prophet’s) heart did not deny what he (Muhammad) saw.
53:12  Will you (disbelievers) then dispute with him (Muhammad) about what he saw (during his ascent journey over the 7 heavens)?
53:13  Indeed he (Muhammad) saw him (Gabriel) another descent time
53:14  near Sidra-tul-Muntaha (the lote-tree at the farthest end of the 7th heavens, beyond which none can cross).
53:15  Near it is Jannatul-M’awa (the rest-house of Paradise).
53:16  When that lote-tree was covered with what covered it,
53:17  the sight (of Muhammad) did not turn aside (right or left), nor it transgressed beyond limit.
53:18  Indeed he (Muhammad) did see some of the greatest signs of his Lord.
53:19  Have you then considered Lat, Uzza (2 idols of the pagan Arabs)
53:20  and another idol (Manat of the pagan Arabs), the other 3rd (as the daughters of Allah)?
53:21  Is it for you the sons and for Him the daughters?
53:22  This indeed is a division most unfair!
53:23  They (Lat, Uzza, Manat) are nothing but names which you and your forefathers have named, for Allah has not sent down any authority in them. They (disbelievers) follow nothing but a guess which is their soul’s desire, even though the guidance has come to them from their Lord.
53:24  Or should human have whatever he wishes?
53:25  But to Allah belong the last (Hereafter) and the first (the world).
53:26  How many angels are there in the heavens; yet their intercession can avail nothing except what Allah gives permission for whom He wills and pleases.
53:27  Surely those who don’t believe in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names.
53:28  But they have no knowledge of it. They follow but a guess; and surely guess does not substitute for the truth at all.
53:29  Therefore, withdraw (O Muhammad) from those who turn away from Our reminder (this Qur’an) and they only desire the life of this world.
53:30  This is their highest point of knowledge. Surely, your Lord is He Who knows those best who go astray from His Way, and He knows those best who receive guidance.
53:31  And to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, so that He may requite those who do evil with what they have done (punish them in hell), and reward those who do good with what is best (Paradise).
53:32  Those who avoid major sins and shameful deeds except the small faults; surely, for them your Lord will have abundant forgiveness. He knew you well when He created you from the earth and when you were fetuses in your mother’s wombs. So don’t scribe piety to yourselves. He knows best who fears (Him).
53:33  Have you (O Muhammad) seen the one who (Waleed bin Mugheerah, who wanted to accept Islam but someone Promised him to take the punishment on his behalf for certain amount of money, he) turned away (from Islam)?
53:34  He gave a little (amount of money), then he stopped (giving).
53:35  Does he has the knowledge of the unseen so that he sees (the reality)?
53:36  Or has he not been informed about what was in the pages (Scripture) of Moses,
53:37  and of Abraham who fulfilled (his covenant):
53:38  “That no burdened person (with sins) shall bear the burden of another,
53:39  that a human can have nothing except what he strives for,
53:40  that one’s efforts will be seen (checked),
53:41  that one will be fully recompensed and the best recompense,
53:42  that to your Lord is the end,
53:43  that it is He Who makes laugh and makes weep,
53:44  that it is He Who causes death and gives life,
53:45  that it is He Who created in pairs, the male and the female,
53:46  from a drop of semen when it is emitted,
53:47  that it is upon Him to grant another life (Resurrection),
53:48  that it is He Who gives much or little (of wealth and contentment),
53:49  that it is He the Lord of Sirius (the star whom the pagan Arabs used to worship),
53:50  and that it is He Who destroyed the former Ad (people),
53:51  and Thamud (people). So He spared none,
53:52  and the people of Noah previously, surely they were more unjust and more rebellious and transgressing.
53:53  And He destroyed the overthrown cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah during prophet Lot),
53:54  who were covered by (the punishment with stones) that covered them.”
53:55  Then which of the graces of your Lord will you doubt?
53:56  This (Muhammad) is a Warner just like the old warners.
53:57  The Day of Resurrection is drawing near;
53:58  none besides Allah can avert it.
53:59  Do you then wonder at this recital (the Qur’an),
53:60  and laugh at it and don’t weep?
53:61  You are wasting your precious life in pastime and amusements.
53:62  So you fall down in prostration to Allah and worship Him.


   


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