VERSES
62
PAGES
526-528

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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53:1

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By the star when it descends,

53:2

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Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,

53:3

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Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.

53:4

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It is not but a revelation revealed,

53:5

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Taught to him by one intense in strength -

53:6

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One of soundness. And he rose to [his] true form

53:7

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While he was in the higher [part of the] horizon.

53:8

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Then he approached and descended

53:9

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And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.

53:10

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And he revealed to His Servant what he revealed.

53:11

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The heart did not lie [about] what it saw.

53:12

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So will you dispute with him over what he saw?

53:13

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And he certainly saw him in another descent

53:14

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At the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary -

53:15

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Near it is the Garden of Refuge -

53:16

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When there covered the Lote Tree that which covered [it].

53:17

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The sight [of the Prophet] did not swerve, nor did it transgress [its limit].

53:18

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He certainly saw of the greatest signs of his Lord.

53:19

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So have you considered al-Lat and al-'Uzza?

53:20

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And Manat, the third - the other one?

53:21

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Is the male for you and for Him the female?

53:22

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That, then, is an unjust division.

53:23

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They are not but [mere] names you have named them - you and your forefathers - for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has already come to them from their Lord guidance.

53:24

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Or is there for man whatever he wishes?

53:25

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Rather, to Allah belongs the Hereafter and the first [life].

53:26

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And how many angels there are in the heavens whose intercession will not avail at all except [only] after Allah has permitted [it] to whom He wills and approves.

53:27

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Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angels female names,

53:28

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And they have thereof no knowledge. They follow not except assumption, and indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all.

53:29

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So turn away from whoever turns his back on Our message and desires not except the worldly life.

53:30

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That is their sum of knowledge. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who strays from His way, and He is most knowing of who is guided.

53:31

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And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth - that He may recompense those who do evil with [the penalty of] what they have done and recompense those who do good with the best [reward] -

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