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53:1  I CALL TO witness the star of the pleiades when it has dippe
53:2  That your companion is not confused, nor has he gone astray
53:3  Neither does he speak of his own will
53:4  This is only revelation communicated
53:5  Bestowed on him by the Supreme Intellect
53:6  Lord of power and wisdom. So he acquired poise and balance
53:7  And reached the highest pinnacle
53:8  Then he drew near and drew close
53:9  Until a space of two bow (arcs) or even less remained
53:10  When He revealed to His votary what He revealed
53:11  His heart did not falsify what he perceived
53:12  Will you dispute with him what he saw
53:13  He saw Him indeed another tim
53:14  By the Lote-tree beyond which none can pass
53:15  Close to which is the Garden of Tranquility
53:16  When the Lote-tree was covered over with what it was covered over
53:17  Neither did sight falter nor exceed the bounds
53:18  Indeed he saw some of the greatest signs of His Lord
53:19  Have you considered Lat and 'Uzza
53:20  And Manat, the other third (of the pagan deities)
53:21  Are there sons for you, and daughters for Him
53:22  This is certainly an unjust apportioning
53:23  These are only names which you and your fathers have invented. No authority was sent down by God for them. They only follow conjecture and wish-fulfilment, even though guidance had come to them already from their Lord
53:24  Can ever man get what he desires
53:25  To God belong the End and the Beginning
53:26  Many as the angels be in heaven their intercession will not avail in the least without God's permission for whomsoever He please and approve
53:27  Those who do not believe in the Hereafter give the angels names of females
53:28  Yet they have no knowledge of this, and follow nothing but conjecture, but conjecture cannot replace the truth
53:29  So you turn away from him who turns away from Our rememberance and wants nothing but the life of this world
53:30  This is the farthest limit of their knowledge. Surely your Lord alone knows best who has strayed away from the path and who has come to guidance
53:31  To God belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, that He may requite those who do evil, in accordance with their deeds, and those who do good with good
53:32  As for those who avoid the greater sins and shameful acts, except minor trespasses, your Lord's forgiveness surely has great amplitude. He is fully knowledgeable of you as He produced you from the earth, and since you were a foetus in your mother's womb. So do not assert your goodness; he is better who takes heed and preserves himself
53:33  Have you seen him who turns his back
53:34  Who gives but little, and is niggardly
53:35  Has he knowledge of the Unknown that he perceives everything
53:36  Has he not heard what is contained in the Book of Moses
53:37  And of Abraham who fulfilled his trust? -
53:38  That no one who carries a burden bears another's load
53:39  That a man receives but only that for which he strives
53:40  That his endeavours will be judged
53:41  And only then will he receive his recompense in full
53:42  And that to your Lord is your returning
53:43  That it is He who makes you happy and morose
53:44  And He who ordains death and life
53:45  That He created pairs, male and female
53:46  From a drop of semen when emitted
53:47  That the second creation is incumbent on Him
53:48  That it is He who makes you rich and contented
53:49  That He is the Lord of Sirius
53:50  That it was He who destroyed the 'Ad of old
53:51  And Thamud, and did not leave them
53:52  Like the people of Noah before them, who were surely oppressors and rebellious
53:53  And He overthrew the Cities of the Plain
53:54  So that they were covered over by what they were covered over
53:55  How many favours of your Lord will you then deny
53:56  He who warns you is one of the warners of old
53:57  What is to come is imminent
53:58  There is no one to unveil it apart from God
53:59  Are you astonished at this news
53:60  And keep laughing and do not weep
53:61  Indulging in pleasantries
53:62  Bow instead in adoration before God and worship Him