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53:1  By the Star when it goes down (and sets)—
53:2  Your Companion (the Prophet) is not in evil ways and (he is) not being misled
53:3  And he does not say (anything) from (his own) desire
53:4  It is nothing less than Revelation sent down to him
53:5  He was taught by one (Angel Gabriel, who is) mighty in power
53:6  Gifted with wisdom, because he came clearly (in a noble way from limit of understanding to High Throne of Allah.
53:7  While he was in the highest place of the horizon (in the distant skies)
53:8  Then he approached (nearer) and came closer
53:9  And was at a distance of only two bow-lengths (of spiritual union) or even nearer
53:10  Like this (Allah) brought the Revelation (and the Message) to His servant (the Prophet)— (made known) what He (wanted) to reveal
53:11  The (mind and) heart (of the Prophet) in no way lied about what he saw
53:12  Then will you disagree with him about what he saw
53:13  And indeed, he (the Prophet) truly saw him (Gabriel) as (he) came down second (time)
53:14  Near the lote-tree (a thorny but a fruit bearing tree in Middle East beyond which none may pass: Symbolically, it is the limit of human understanding)
53:15  Near it is the Garden of Abode (Allah’s Divine Presence and His Paradise.
53:16  When the lote-tree was covered (in mystic wisdom that cannot be spoken!
53:17  The (Prophet’s) vision (of Angel Gabriel) was never broken and it did not go wrong
53:18  Indeed he (the Prophet) saw, from the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest
53:19  Have you seen Al-Lat and Al-Uzza, (two forms of pagan Arabs goddesses in human forms
53:20  And another, the third (goddess), Manat
53:21  What (silliness)! For you (yourselves) the male sex, and for Him, the female
53:22  That indeed, such a division will truly be most unjust
53:23  These are nothing (at all) except names that you have made up— You and your fathers— For which Allah has not sent down any authority (whatever). They follow nothing but their own guesswork and what their own souls wish! Even though, already there has come to them guidance from their Lord
53:24  No! Shall man have anything (just because) he wishes for it
53:25  But it is Allah to Whom the end and the beginning (of everything) belong
53:26  And there are many angels in the heavens, their pleading will be of no use except after Allah has given permission for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him
53:27  Verily, those who do not believe in the Hereafter, give names to the angels that are female name
53:28  But they do not have knowledge about it. They follow nothing except (their) guesswork; And, surely, guesswork is of no use against Truth
53:29  Therefore keep away from those who turn away from Our Message and (those who) want nothing except the life of this world
53:30  That is as far as knowledge will reach them. Surely, your Lord knows best those who wander away from His Path, and He knows best those who receive guidance
53:31  And, to Allah belongs all there is in the heavens and on earth: So He rewards those who do evil, according to their actions, and He rewards those who do good, with what is best
53:32  Those who keep away from great sins and shameful deeds, only (being caught up in) small faults— Surely, your Lord is plentiful in forgiveness. He knows you well when he creates you out of the earth (your chromosomes), and when you are hidden in your mothers’ wombs. Therefore do not justify yourselves: He knows best who it is who keeps away evil
53:33  Do you see the one who turns back (from Faith)
53:34  Gives (in) a little then hardens his heart (and his feelings)
53:35  Does he have knowledge about the unseen so that he can see
53:36  No! Is he not familiar with what is in the books of Musa (Moses)—
53:37  And of Ibrahim (Abraham) who filled his promises
53:38  Namely, that no bearer of burdens can carry the burden of another
53:39  And that man can have nothing except what he works (hard) for
53:40  That (the fruit of) his work will soon come in sight
53:41  Then will he be rewarded with a complete reward
53:42  And that the final Goal is to your Lord
53:43  That it is He Who gives laughter and tears
53:44  That it is He Who causes death and gives life (again)
53:45  And that He created in pairs— Male and female
53:46  From a seed when placed (finally in the womb)
53:47  And that He has promised a second Creation (by raising the dead at Resurrection)
53:48  And that it is He Who gives wealth and satisfaction
53:49  That He is the Lord of Sirius (Shi'ra, the Mighty Star in the constellation of Canis Major
53:50  And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) 'Ad (people) of the old
53:51  And the Samood (Thamud), and (He) did not grant them an eternal life
53:52  And before them, the people of Nuh (Noah) because they were (all) most unjust and most arrogant (people) exceeding their limits
53:53  And He destroyed the defeated Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
53:54  So that (soil and debris) have covered them up
53:55  Then which of the gifts of your Lord (O man) will you question
53:56  This is a warner (the Prophet), from the (number of) warners of old
53:57  The (Judgment) ever approaching comes nearer
53:58  None besides Allah, can alter (the timing of) it
53:59  Then, do you wonder at (the recitation of) this message
53:60  And will you laugh and not weep—
53:61  Wasting your time in useless things
53:62  But you fall down in prostration to Allah, and (adoringly) worship (Him)