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53:1  By the star when it sets
53:2  Your companion has not strayed; he is not deluded
53:3  he does not speak from his own desire
53:4  The Quran is nothing less than a revelation that is sent to him
53:5  It was taught to him by [an angel] with mighty power
53:6  and great strength, who stoo
53:7  on the highest horizo
53:8  and then approached––coming dow
53:9  until he was two bow-lengths away or even closer–&ndash
53:10  and revealed to God’s servant what He revealed
53:11  [The Prophet’s] own heart did not distort what he saw
53:12  Are you going to dispute with him what he saw with his own eyes
53:13  A second time he saw him
53:14  by the lote tree beyond which none may pas
53:15  near the Garden of Restfulness
53:16  when the tree was covered in nameless [splendour]
53:17  His sight never wavered, nor was it too bold
53:18  and he saw some of the greatest signs of his Lord
53:19  [Disbelievers], consider al-Lat and al-Uzza
53:20  and the third one, Manat–&ndash
53:21  are you to have the male and He the female
53:22  That would be a most unjust distribution!–&ndash
53:23  these are nothing but names you have invented yourselves, you and your forefathers. God has sent no authority for them. These people merely follow guesswork and the whims of their souls, even though guidance has come to them from their Lord
53:24  Is man to have everything he wishes for
53:25  when the present life and the life to come belong only to God
53:26  There are many angels in heaven whose intercession will be of no use until God gives permission to those He will, whose words He will accept
53:27  Those who deny the life to come give the angels female names
53:28  They have no knowledge to base this on: they merely follow guesswork. Guesswork is of no value against the Truth
53:29  So [Prophet] ignore those who turn away from Our revelation, who want only the life of this world
53:30  Their knowledge does not go beyond that. Your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who follows guidance
53:31  Everything in the heavens and earth belongs to God. He will repay those who do evil according to their deeds, and reward, with what is best, those who do good
53:32  As for those who avoid grave sins and foul acts, though they may commit small sins, your Lord is ample in forgiveness. He has been aware of you from the time He produced you from the earth and from your hiding places in your mothers’ wombs, so do not assert your own goodness:He knows best who is mindful of Him
53:33  [Prophet], consider that man who turned away
53:34  he only gave a little and then he stopped
53:35  Does he have knowledge of the Unseen? Can he see [the Hereafter]
53:36  Has he not been told what was written in the Scriptures of Mose
53:37  and of Abraham, who fulfilled his duty
53:38  that no soul shall bear the burden of another
53:39  that man will only have what he has worked towards
53:40  that his labour will be see
53:41  and that in the end he will be repaid in full for it
53:42  that the final goal is your Lord
53:43  that it is He who makes people laugh and weep
53:44  that it is He who gives death and life
53:45  that He Himself created the two sexes, male and female
53:46  from an ejected drop of sperm
53:47  that He will undertake the second Creation
53:48  that it is He who gives wealth and possessions
53:49  that He is the Lord of Sirius
53:50  that it was He who destroyed, in their entirety, ancient 'A
53:51  and Thamud
53:52  and before them the people of Noah who were even more unjust and insolent
53:53  that it was He who brought down the ruined citie
53:54  and enveloped them in the punishment He ordained for them
53:55  Which then of your Lord’s blessings do you deny
53:56  This is a warning just like the warnings sent in former times
53:57  The imminent Hour draws nea
53:58  and only God can disclose it
53:59  Do you [people] marvel at this
53:60  Why do you laugh instead of weeping
53:61  Why do you pay no heed
53:62  Bow down before God and worship