In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
By the star when it sets: وَٱلنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ۝۱
your companion has neither strayed nor is he deluded; مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ ۝۲
nor does he speak out of his desire. وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ ٱلْهَوَىٰٓ ۝۳
This is nothing but a revelation that is conveyed to him, إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْىٌ يُوحَىٰ ۝۴
something that a very powerful one has imparted to him, عَلَّمَهُۥ شَدِيدُ ٱلْقُوَىٰ ۝۵
one endowed with immense wisdom. He came forth and stood poised, ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَٱسْتَوَىٰ ۝۶
being on the higher horizon. وَهُوَ بِٱلْأُفُقِ ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ ۝۷
Then he drew near and hung above suspended, ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ ۝۸
until he was two bows' length away, or nearer. فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ ۝۹
Then he revealed to Allah's servant whatever he had to reveal. فَأَوْحَىٰٓ إِلَىٰ عَبْدِهِۦ مَآ أَوْحَىٰ ۝۱۰
His heart added no untruth to what he saw. مَا كَذَبَ ٱلْفُؤَادُ مَا رَأَىٰٓ ۝۱۱
Are you, then, going to contend with him regarding what he sees with his eyes? أَفَتُمَٰرُونَهُۥ عَلَىٰ مَا يَرَىٰ ۝۱۲
Indeed he saw him a second time, وَلَقَدْ رَءَاهُ نَزْلَةً أُخْرَىٰ ۝۱۳
by the lote-tree at the farthest boundary, عِندَ سِدْرَةِ ٱلْمُنتَهَىٰ ۝۱۴
near which is the Garden of Abode. عِندَهَا جَنَّةُ ٱلْمَأْوَىٰٓ ۝۱۵
(This was) when the lote-tree was covered with that which covered it. إِذْ يَغْشَى ٱلسِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَىٰ ۝۱۶
His eye did not waver, nor did it stray, مَا زَاغَ ٱلْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَىٰ ۝۱۷
and he certainly saw some of the greatest Signs of His Lord. لَقَدْ رَأَىٰ مِنْ ءَايَٰتِ رَبِّهِ ٱلْكُبْرَىٰٓ ۝۱۸
Have you ever thought about al-Lat and al-Uzza, أَفَرَءَيْتُمُ ٱللَّٰتَ وَٱلْعُزَّىٰ ۝۱۹
and about the third deity, al-Manat? وَمَنَوٰةَ ٱلثَّالِثَةَ ٱلْأُخْرَىٰٓ ۝۲۰
Shall you have the male issues, and He the female issues? أَلَكُمُ ٱلذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ ٱلْأُنثَىٰ ۝۲۱
That is indeed an unfair division! تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَىٰٓ ۝۲۲
These are nothing but names that you and your forefathers have invented, for which Allah has sent down no authority. They are merely following their conjectures and their carnal desires although guidance has come to them from their Lord. إِنْ هِىَ إِلَّآ أَسْمَآءٌ سَمَّيْتُمُوهَآ أَنتُمْ وَءَابَآؤُكُم مَّآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَٰنٍ ۚ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهْوَى ٱلْأَنفُسُ ۖ وَلَقَدْ جَآءَهُم مِّن رَّبِّهِمُ ٱلْهُدَىٰٓ ۝۲۳
Does man imagine that whatever he wishes for is right for him? أَمْ لِلْإِنسَٰنِ مَا تَمَنَّىٰ ۝۲۴
To Allah belong both the Next World and the present. فَلِلَّهِ ٱلْءَاخِرَةُ وَٱلْأُولَىٰ ۝۲۵
Numerous are the angels in the heavens; yet their intercession shall be of no avail, except in regard to those whom He grants the leave of intercession and whose plea He is pleased to accept. وَكَم مِّن مَّلَكٍ فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ لَا تُغْنِى شَفَٰعَتُهُمْ شَيْـًٔا إِلَّا مِنۢ بَعْدِ أَن يَأْذَنَ ٱللَّهُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيَرْضَىٰٓ ۝۲۶
Those who do not believe in the Hereafter give angels the names of females, إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ لَيُسَمُّونَ ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةَ تَسْمِيَةَ ٱلْأُنثَىٰ ۝۲۷
although they have no knowledge regarding that. They only follow their conjecture and conjecture can never take the place of the Truth. وَمَا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ ۖ وَإِنَّ ٱلظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِى مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ شَيْـًٔا ۝۲۸
So leave alone those who turn away from the remembrance of Us and who seek nothing but the life of the world – فَأَعْرِضْ عَن مَّن تَوَلَّىٰ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَلَمْ يُرِدْ إِلَّا ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا ۝۲۹
that being the utmost of their knowledge. Surely your Lord fully knows those who have strayed away from His Path and He also fully knows those who are rightly guided. ذَٰلِكَ مَبْلَغُهُم مِّنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ ٱهْتَدَىٰ ۝۳۰
To Allah alone belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. He will requite the evil-doers for their deeds and bestow a goodly reward on those who have done good, وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ لِيَجْزِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسَٰٓـُٔوا۟ بِمَا عَمِلُوا۟ وَيَجْزِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا۟ بِٱلْحُسْنَى ۝۳۱
on those who avoid grave sins and shameful deeds, even if they may sometimes stumble into lesser offences. Surely your Lord is abounding in His Forgiveness. Very well is He aware of you since He produced you from the earth, and while you were still in your mothers' wombs and not yet born. So do not boastfully claim yourselves to be purified. He fully knows those that are truly Godfearing. ٱلَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَٰٓئِرَ ٱلْإِثْمِ وَٱلْفَوَٰحِشَ إِلَّا ٱللَّمَمَ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ وَٰسِعُ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ ۚ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِكُمْ إِذْ أَنشَأَكُم مِّنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذْ أَنتُمْ أَجِنَّةٌ فِى بُطُونِ أُمَّهَٰتِكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تُزَكُّوٓا۟ أَنفُسَكُمْ ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ ٱتَّقَىٰٓ ۝۳۲
(O Prophet), did you see him who turned away (from the Path of Allah), أَفَرَءَيْتَ ٱلَّذِى تَوَلَّىٰ ۝۳۳
who gave a little, and then stopped? وَأَعْطَىٰ قَلِيلًا وَأَكْدَىٰٓ ۝۳۴
Does he have any knowledge of the world beyond the ken of sense-perception, and therefore, clearly sees (the Truth)? أَعِندَهُۥ عِلْمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ فَهُوَ يَرَىٰٓ ۝۳۵
Has he not been informed of what is in the Scrolls of Moses, أَمْ لَمْ يُنَبَّأْ بِمَا فِى صُحُفِ مُوسَىٰ ۝۳۶
and of Abraham, who lived up to the trust? وَإِبْرَٰهِيمَ ٱلَّذِى وَفَّىٰٓ ۝۳۷
“That no bearer of a burden shall bear the burden of another, أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ ۝۳۸
and that man shall have nothing but what he has striven for, وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَٰنِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ ۝۳۹
and that (the result of) his striving shall soon be seen, وَأَنَّ سَعْيَهُۥ سَوْفَ يُرَىٰ ۝۴۰
and that he shall then be fully recompensed, ثُمَّ يُجْزَىٰهُ ٱلْجَزَآءَ ٱلْأَوْفَىٰ ۝۴۱
and that the final end is with your Lord, وَأَنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلْمُنتَهَىٰ ۝۴۲
and that He it is Who causes people to laugh and to cry, وَأَنَّهُۥ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ ۝۴۳
and that He it is Who causes death and grants life, وَأَنَّهُۥ هُوَ أَمَاتَ وَأَحْيَا ۝۴۴
and He it is Who created the two kinds, the male and the female, وَأَنَّهُۥ خَلَقَ ٱلزَّوْجَيْنِ ٱلذَّكَرَ وَٱلْأُنثَىٰ ۝۴۵
from a drop of sperm when it was emitted, مِن نُّطْفَةٍ إِذَا تُمْنَىٰ ۝۴۶
and that it is for Him to grant the second life, وَأَنَّ عَلَيْهِ ٱلنَّشْأَةَ ٱلْأُخْرَىٰ ۝۴۷
that He it is Who bestowed wealth and riches, وَأَنَّهُۥ هُوَ أَغْنَىٰ وَأَقْنَىٰ ۝۴۸
that He is the Lord of Sirius, وَأَنَّهُۥ هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلشِّعْرَىٰ ۝۴۹
that He it is Who destroyed the ancient 'Ad, وَأَنَّهُۥٓ أَهْلَكَ عَادًا ٱلْأُولَىٰ ۝۵۰
and Thamud, leaving no trace of them, وَثَمُودَا۟ فَمَآ أَبْقَىٰ ۝۵۱
and that He it is Who destroyed the people of Noah before for they were much given to iniquity and transgression. وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ مِّن قَبْلُ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا۟ هُمْ أَظْلَمَ وَأَطْغَىٰ ۝۵۲
And He brought perdition upon the subverted cities وَٱلْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ أَهْوَىٰ ۝۵۳
and caused them to be covered with that which He covered them with. فَغَشَّىٰهَا مَا غَشَّىٰ ۝۵۴
So, which of your Lord's bounties will you doubt?” فَبِأَىِّ ءَالَآءِ رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَىٰ ۝۵۵
This is a warning among the warnings of yore. هَٰذَا نَذِيرٌ مِّنَ ٱلنُّذُرِ ٱلْأُولَىٰٓ ۝۵۶
The imminent Hour has drawn near, أَزِفَتِ ٱلْءَازِفَةُ ۝۵۷
and none but Allah can avert it. لَيْسَ لَهَا مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ كَاشِفَةٌ ۝۵۸
Will you, then, wonder at this? أَفَمِنْ هَٰذَا ٱلْحَدِيثِ تَعْجَبُونَ ۝۵۹
Will you laugh at it rather than weep? وَتَضْحَكُونَ وَلَا تَبْكُونَ ۝۶۰
Will you occupy yourselves simply in merriment? وَأَنتُمْ سَٰمِدُونَ ۝۶۱
Prostrate yourselves before Allah, and serve Him. فَٱسْجُدُوا۟ لِلَّهِ وَٱعْبُدُوا۟ السجدة