In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. By the star when
it goes down, (or vanishes).
2. Your companion
has neither gone astray nor has erred.
3. Nor does he speak
of (his own) desire.
4. It is only an Inspiration
that is inspired.
5. He has been taught
(this Qur'ân) by one mighty in power [Jibrael (Gabriel)].
6. Dhu Mirrah
(free from any defect in body and mind), Fastawa [then
he (Jibrael Gabriel) rose and became stable]. [Tafsir
7. While he [Jibrael
(Gabriel)] was in the highest part of the horizon,
8. Then he [Jibrael
(Gabriel)] approached and came closer,
9. And was at a distance
of two bows' length or (even) nearer,
10. So did (Allâh)
convey the Inspiration to His slave [Muhammad SAW through Jibrael (Gabriel) <><>].
11. The (Prophet's)
heart lied not (in seeing) what he (Muhammad SAW) saw.
12. Will you then
dispute with him (Muhammad SAW)
about what he saw [during the Mi'râj: (Ascent of
the Prophet SAW
over the seven heavens)]
13. And indeed he
saw him [Jibrael (Gabriel)] at a second descent (i.e. another
14. Near Sidrat-ul-Muntaha
[lote-tree of the utmost boundary (beyond which none can pass)],
15. Near it is the
Paradise of Abode.
16. When that covered the
lote-tree which did cover it!
17. The sight (of
Prophet Muhammad SAW)
turned not aside (right or left), nor it transgressed beyond (the)
limit (ordained for it).
18. Indeed he (Muhammad
SAW) did see, of the Greatest Signs,
of his Lord (Allâh).
19. Have you then
considered Al-Lât, and Al-'Uzza (two idols
of the pagan Arabs) 
20. And Manât
(another idol of the pagan Arabs), the other third?
21. Is it for you
the males and for Him the females?
22. That indeed is
a division most unfair!
23. They are but
names which you have named, you and your fathers, for which
Allâh has sent down no authority. They follow but a guess
and that which they themselves desire, whereas there has surely
come to them the Guidance from their Lord!
24. Or shall man
have what he wishes?
25. But to Allâh
belongs the last (Hereafter) and the first (the world).
26. And there are
many angels in the heavens, whose intercession will avail nothing
except after Allâh has given leave for whom He wills and
27. Verily, those
who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female
28. While they have
no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and verily, guess
is no substitute for the truth.
29. Therefore withdraw
(O Muhammad SAW)
from him who turns away from Our Reminder (this Qur'ân)
and desires nothing but the life of this world.
30. That is what
they could reach of knowledge. Verily, your Lord it is He Who
knows best him who goes astray from His Path, and He knows best
him who receives guidance.
31. And to Allâh
belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth,
that He may requite those who do evil with that which they have
done (i.e. punish them in Hell), and reward those who do good,
with what is best (i.e. Paradise).
32. Those who avoid
great sins (see the Qur'ân, Verses: 6:152,153) and Al-Fawâhish
(illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) except the small faults, verily,
your Lord is of vast forgiveness. He knows you well when He created
you from the earth (Adam), and when you were fetuses in your mothers'
wombs. So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him
who fears Allâh and keep his duty to Him [i.e. those who
are Al-Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2)].
33. Did you (O Muhammad
SAW) observe him who turned away (from
34. And gave a little,
then stopped (giving)?
35. Is with him the
knowledge of the unseen so that he sees?
36. Or is he not
informed with what is in the Pages (Scripture) of Mûsa (Moses),
37. And of Ibrâhim
(Abraham) who fulfilled (or conveyed) all that (what Allâh
ordered him to do or convey),
38. That no burdened
person (with sins) shall bear the burden (sins) of another,T>
39. And that man
can have nothing but what he does (good or bad)
40. And that his
deeds will be seen,
41. Then he will
be recompensed with a full and the best recompense
42. And that to your
Lord (Allâh) is the End (Return of everything).
43. And that it is
He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom
He wills) weep;
44. And that it is
He (Allâh) Who causes death and gives life;
45. And that He (Allâh)
creates the pairs, male and female,
46. From Nutfah
(drops of semen male and female discharges) when it is emitted;
47. And that upon
Him (Allâh) is another bringing forth (Resurrection);
48. And that it is
He (Allâh) Who gives much or a little (or gives wealth and
49. And that He (Allâh)
is the Lord of Sirius (the star which the pagan Arabs used to
50. And that it is
He (Allâh) Who destroyed the former 'Ad (people),
51. And Thamûd
(people). He spared none of them.
52. And the people
of Nûh (Noah) aforetime, verily, they were more unjust and
more rebellious and transgressing [in disobeying Allâh and
His Messenger Nûh (Noah) <><>].
53. And He destroyed
the overthrown cities [of Sodom to which Prophet Lout (Lot) was
54. So there covered
them that which did cover (i.e. torment with stones).
55. Then which of
the Graces of your Lord (O man!) will you doubt.
56. This (Muhammad
SAW) is a warner (Messenger) of the
(series of) warners (Messengers) of old
57. The Day of Resurrection
58. None besides
Allâh can avert it, (or advance it, or delay it).
59. Do you then wonder
at this recital (the Qur'ân)?
60. And you laugh
at it and weep not,
61. Wasting your
(precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing, etc.).
62. So fall you down
in prostration to Allâh, and worship Him (Alone).