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53:1  By the star when it falls
53:2  your comrade errs not, nor is he deluded
53:3  nor speaks he out of lust
53:4  It is but an inspiration inspired
53:5  One mighty in power taught him
53:6  endowed with sound understanding, and appeared
53:7  he being in the loftiest tract
53:8  Then drew he near and hovered o'er
53:9  until he was two bows length off or nigher still
53:10  Then he inspired his servant what he inspired him
53:11  the heart belies not what he saw
53:12  What, will ye dispute with him on what he saw
53:13  And he saw him another time
53:14  by the lote tree none may pass
53:15  near which is the garden of the Abode
53:16  When there covered the lote tree what did cover it
53:17  The sight swerved not nor wandered
53:18  He saw then the greatest of the signs of his Lord
53:19  Have ye considered Allat and Al 'Huzza
53:20  and Manat the other third
53:21  Shall there be male offspring for Him and female for you
53:22  That were an unfair division
53:23  They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers! God has sent down no authority for them! They do but follow suspicion and what their souls lust after!- And yet there has come to them guidance from their Lord
53:24  Shall man have what he desires
53:25  But God's is the hereafter and the present
53:26  How many an angel in the heaven!- their intercession avails not at all, save after God has given permission to whomsoever He will and is pleased with
53:27  Verily, those who believe not in the hereafter do surely name the angels with female names!
53:28  but they have no knowledge thereof; they do but follow suspicion, and, verily, suspicion shall not avail against the truth at all
53:29  But turn aside from him who turns his back upon our remembrance and desires naught but this world's life
53:30  This is their sum of knowledge; verily, thy Lord knows best who has erred from His way, and He knows best who is guided
53:31  God's is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil for what they have done; and may reward those who do good with good
53:32  those who shun great sins and iniquities,- all but venial faults,- verily, thy Lord is of ample forgiveness; He knows best about you, when He produced you from the earth, and when ye were embryos in the wombs of your mothers. Make not yourselves out, then, to be pure; He knows best who it is that fears
53:33  Hast thou considered him who turns his back
53:34  who gives but little and then stops
53:35  Has he then the knowledge of the unseen, so that he can see
53:36  Has he not been informed of what is in the pages of Mose
53:37  and Abraham who fulfilled his word?
53:38  that no burdened soul shall bear the burden of another
53:39  and that man shall have only that for which he strives
53:40  and that his striving shall at length be seen
53:41  Then shall he be rewarded for it with the most full reward
53:42  and that unto thy Lord is the limit
53:43  and that it is He who makes men laugh and weep
53:44  and that it is He who kills and makes alive
53:45  and that He created pairs, male and female
53:46  from a clot when it is emitted
53:47  and that for Him is the next production
53:48  and that he enriches and gives possession
53:49  and that He is the Lord of the Dog-star
53:50  and that He it was who destroyed 'Ad of yore
53:51  and Thamud, and left none of them
53:52  and the people of Noah before them,- verily, they were most unjust and outrageous
53:53  And the overthrown (cities) He threw down
53:54  and there covered them what did cover them
53:55  Which then of your Lord's benefits do ye dispute
53:56  This is a warner, one of the warners of yore
53:57  The approaching day approaches
53:58  there, is none to discover it but God
53:59  At this new discourse then do ye wonder
53:60  and do ye laugh and not weep
53:61  and ye divert yourselves the while
53:62  But adore God and serve (Him)