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By the star when it sets.
Your companion neither went astray nor was he misled,
nor does he speak out of (his own) desire.
It is nothing but a communication, communicated.
One (Jibraeel) severe in strength, made it known to him
(he) possesses vigor so he sought equilibrium
when he was on the high horizon.
Then he came near and he came down
and was at a distance of two bows, length or closer,
then he communicated to His servant that which he communicated.
The heart did not lie (in communicating) what it saw.
What ! do you dispute with him as to what he saw?
And he indeed saw him (Jibraeel) in another descent,
near the farthest lote tree
near which is the garden for staying,
when that covered the lote tree which covered.
The sight neither deviated nor exceeded the limits.
He indeed saw (some) of the greater signs of his Fosterer.
Did you (ever) see Al Lat and Al Uzza
and Manat the third (and) the last (idol)?
What! for you the males and for Him the females?
Then that is an unfair division.
They are nothing but names which you have named, you and your fathers, for which Allah has not sent down any authority. They follow nothing but conjecture and that which their souls desire, though the guidance has come to them from their Fosterer.
Or, shall man have what (all) he desires?
But Allah’s is the hereafter (future) and the former (past).
And how many an angel is there in the skies, whose recommendation will be of no use in anything, except after Allah gives permission to whom He wills and pleases.
Those who do not believe in the hereafter certainly name the angels with female names,
and they do not have any knowledge about it, they follow nothing but conjecture, and conjecture is certainly of no use in anything compared to the truth.
So keep away from him who turns away from Our remembrance and desires nothing but the life of this world.
That is the (ultimate) reach of their knowledge. Your Fosterer certainly knows best, him who goes astray from His way, and He knows best, him who receives guidance.
And whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth is Allah’s that He may reward those who do evil for that which they did and (that) He may reward those who do good with (something) better.
Those who avoid great sins and indecencies except small faults, (then) your Fosterer is certainly Ample in protectively forgiving (them). He knew you best when He produced you from the earth and when you were hidden in the wombs of your mothers, therefore do not attribute purity to yourselves. He knows best him who guards (against evil).
Did you not see him who turns his back
and gives a little and withholds?
Has he with him the knowledge of the unseen so that he sees?
Or was he not informed of that which was in the books of Musa
and Ibrahim, who fulfilled (his responsibility by informing):
that no bearer of burden will bear the burden of another,
and that there is nothing for man except that which he strives for
and that his striving will be seen,
then he will be rewarded for it with a full reward,
and that towards your Fosterer is the (ultimate) goal,
and that it is He Who makes (one) laugh and makes (one) weep
and that it is He Who gives death and gives life,
and that He created the pairs, the male and the female
from the sperm when it was poured
and that on Him is (the responsibility of) the later production (creation after death)
and that it is He Who gives riches and satisfaction,
and that He is the Fosterer of the (star) Sirius
and that He destroyed the ancient Aad,
and Samood, He did not allow to remain,
and the people of Nuh earlier, because they were more unjust and more rebellious,
and the overthrown cities, He overthrew,
so there covered them that which covered?
So which of the bounties of your Fosterer will you dispute about?
This is a warner like the ancient warners.
The approaching one draws near,
none besides Allah can expose it.
Do you then wonder at this statement.
and you laugh and do not weep,
while you are involved in vanities (being heedless of your duty)?
Therefore bow down before Allah and serve (Him).
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