the star when it descends,
companion [Muúammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,
does he speak from [his own] inclination.
is not but a revelation revealed,
to him by one intense in strength –
of soundness. And he rose to [his] true form
he was in the higher [part of the] horizon.
he approached and descended
was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.
he revealed to His Servant what he revealed.
heart did not lie [about] what it saw.
will you dispute with him over what he saw?
he certainly saw him in another descent
the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary –
it is the Garden of Refuge –
there covered the Lote Tree that which covered [it].
sight [of the Prophet] did not swerve, nor did it transgress [its limit].
certainly saw of the greatest signs of his Lord.
have you considered al-Lāt and al-‘Uzzā?
Manāt, the third – the other one?
the male for you and for Him the female?
then, is an unjust division.
are not but [mere] names you have named them – you and your forefathers – for
which Allāh has sent down no authority. They
follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has
already come to them from their Lord guidance.
is there for man whatever he wishes?
to Allāh belongs the Hereafter and the first
how many angels there are in the heavens whose intercession will not avail at
all except [only] after Allāh has permitted
[it] to whom He wills and approves.
those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angels female names,
they have thereof no knowledge. They follow not except assumption, and indeed,
assumption avails not against the truth at all.
turn away from whoever turns his back on Our message and desires not except the
is their sum of knowledge. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who strays from
His way, and He is most knowing of who is guided.
to Allāh belongs whatever is in the heavens and
whatever is in the earth – that He may recompense those who do evil with [the
penalty of] what they have done and recompense those who do good with the best
who avoid the major sins and immoralities, only [committing] slight ones.
Indeed, your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He was most knowing of you when He
produced you from the earth and when you were fetuses in the wombs of your
mothers. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears
you seen the one who turned away
gave a little and [then] refrained?
he have knowledge of the unseen, so he sees?
has he not been informed of what was in the scriptures of Moses
[of] Abraham, who fulfilled [his obligations] –
no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another
that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives
that his effort is going to be seen –
he will be recompensed for it with the fullest recompense
that to your Lord is the finality
that it is He who makes [one] laugh and weep
that it is He who causes death and gives life
that He creates the two mates – the male and female –
a sperm-drop when it is emitted
that [incumbent] upon Him is the next creation
that it is He who enriches and suffices
that it is He who is the Lord of Sirius
that He destroyed the first [people of] ‘Aad
Thamūd – and He did not spare [them] –
the people of Noah before. Indeed, it was they who were [even] more unjust and
the overturned towns He hurled down
covered them by that which He covered.
which of the favors of your Lord do you doubt?
[Prophet] is a warner like the former warners.
Approaching Day has approached.
it, [from those] besides Allāh, there is no
at this statement do you wonder?
you laugh and do not weep
you are proudly sporting?
prostrate to Allāh and worship [Him].