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53:1  By the stars when they fade away!
53:2  Your fellow man is neither misguided nor astray.
53:3  Nor does he speak of his own whims.
53:4  It is only a revelation sent down ˹to him˺.
53:5  He has been taught by one ˹angel˺ of mighty power
53:6  and great perfection, who once rose to ˹his˺ true form
53:7  while on the highest point above the horizon,
53:8  then he approached ˹the Prophet˺, coming so close
53:9  that he was only two arms-lengths away or even less.
53:10  Then Allah revealed to His servant what He revealed ˹through Gabriel˺.
53:11  The ˹Prophet’s˺ heart did not doubt what he saw.
53:12  How can you ˹O pagans˺ then dispute with him regarding what he saw?
53:13  And he certainly saw that ˹angel descend˺ a second time
53:14  at the Lote Tree of the most extreme limit ˹in the seventh heaven˺—
53:15  near which is the Garden of ˹Eternal˺ Residence—
53:16  while the Lote Tree was overwhelmed with ˹heavenly˺ splendours!
53:17  The ˹Prophet’s˺ sight never wandered, nor did it overreach.
53:18  He certainly saw some of his Lord’s greatest signs.
53:19  Now, have you considered ˹the idols of˺ Lât and ’Uzza,
53:20  and the third one, Manât, as well?
53:21  Do you ˹prefer to˺ have sons while ˹you attribute˺ to Him daughters?
53:22  Then this is ˹truly˺ a biased distribution!
53:23  These ˹idols˺ are mere names that you and your forefathers have made up—a practice Allah has never authorized. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions and whatever ˹their˺ souls desire, although ˹true˺ guidance has already come to them from their Lord.
53:24  Or should every person ˹simply˺ have whatever ˹intercessors˺ they desire?
53:25  In fact, to Allah ˹alone˺ belongs this world and the next.
53:26  ˹Imagine˺ how many ˹noble˺ angels are in the heavens! ˹Even˺ their intercession would be of no benefit whatsoever, until Allah gives permission to whoever He wills and ˹only for the people He˺ approves.
53:27  Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter label angels as female,
53:28  although they have no knowledge ˹in support˺ of this. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions. And surely assumptions can in no way replace the truth.
53:29  So turn away ˹O Prophet˺ from whoever has shunned Our Reminder, only seeking the ˹fleeting˺ life of this world.
53:30  This is the extent of their knowledge. Surely your Lord knows best who has strayed from His Way and who is ˹rightly˺ guided.
53:31  To Allah ˹alone˺ belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth so that He may reward the evildoers according to what they did, and reward the good-doers with the finest reward—
53:32  those who avoid major sins and shameful deeds, despite ˹stumbling on˺ minor sins. Surely your Lord is infinite in forgiveness. He knew well what would become of you as He created you from the earth and while you were ˹still˺ fetuses in the wombs of your mothers. So do not ˹falsely˺ elevate yourselves. He knows best who is ˹truly˺ righteous.
53:33  Have you seen the one who turned away ˹from Islam,˺
53:34  and ˹initially˺ paid a little ˹for his salvation˺, and then stopped?
53:35  Does he have the knowledge of the unseen so that he sees ˹the Hereafter˺?
53:36  Or has he not been informed of what is in the Scripture of Moses,
53:37  and ˹that of˺ Abraham, who ˹perfectly˺ fulfilled ˹his covenant˺?
53:38  ˹They state˺ that no soul burdened with sin will bear the burden of another,
53:39  and that each person will only have what they endeavoured towards,
53:40  and that ˹the outcome of˺ their endeavours will be seen ˹in their record˺,
53:41  then they will be fully rewarded,
53:42  and that to your Lord ˹alone˺ is the ultimate return ˹of all things˺.
53:43  Moreover, He is the One Who brings about joy and sadness.
53:44  And He is the One Who gives life and causes death.
53:45  And He created the pairs—males and females—
53:46  from a sperm-drop when it is emitted.
53:47  And it is upon Him to bring about re-creation.
53:48  And He is the One Who enriches and impoverishes.
53:49  And He alone is the Lord of Sirius.
53:50  And He destroyed the first ˹people of˺ ’Ȃd,
53:51  and ˹then˺ Thamûd, sparing no one.
53:52  And before ˹that He destroyed˺ the people of Noah, who were truly far worse in wrongdoing and transgression.
53:53  And ˹it was˺ He ˹Who˺ turned the cities ˹of Sodom and Gomorrah˺ upside down.
53:54  How overwhelming was what covered ˹them˺!
53:55  Now, which of your Lord’s favours will you dispute?
53:56  This ˹Prophet˺ is a warner like earlier ones.
53:57  The approaching ˹Hour˺ has drawn near.
53:58  None but Allah can disclose it.
53:59  Do you find this revelation astonishing,
53:60  laughing ˹at it˺ and not weeping ˹in awe˺,
53:61  while persisting in heedlessness?
53:62  Instead, prostrate to Allah and worship ˹Him alone˺!