53. Surah An-Najm

1. Wannajmi izaa hawaa

وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ

By the Star when it goes down,-
2. Maa dalla saahibukum wa maa ghawaa

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ

Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled.
3. Wa maa yyantiqu 'anilhawaaa

وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ

Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.
4. In huwa illaa Wahyuny yoohaa

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ

It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
5. 'Allamahoo shadeedul quwaa

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ

He was taught by one Mighty in Power,
6. Zoo mirratin fastawaa

ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَاسْتَوَىٰ

Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form);
7. Wa huwa bil ufuqil a'laa

وَهُوَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْأَعْلَىٰ

While he was in the highest part of the horizon:
8. Summa danaa fatadalla

ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ

Then he approached and came closer,
9. Fakaana qaaba qawsaini aw adnaa

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ

And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;
10. Fa awhaaa ilaa 'abdihee maaa awhaa

فَأَوْحَىٰ إِلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ مَا أَوْحَىٰ

So did (Allah) convey the inspiration to His Servant- (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey.
11. Maa kazabal fu'aadu maa ra aa

مَا كَذَبَ الْفُؤَادُ مَا رَأَىٰ

The (Prophet´s) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw.
12. Afatumaaroonahoo 'alaa maayaraa

أَفَتُمَارُونَهُ عَلَىٰ مَا يَرَىٰ

Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
13. Wa laqad ra aahu nazlatan ukhraa

وَلَقَدْ رَآهُ نَزْلَةً أُخْرَىٰ

For indeed he saw him at a second descent,
14. 'Inda sidratil muntaha

عِنْدَ سِدْرَةِ الْمُنْتَهَىٰ

Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass:
15. 'Indahaa jannatul maawaa

عِنْدَهَا جَنَّةُ الْمَأْوَىٰ

Near it is the Garden of Abode.
16. Iz yaghshas sidrata maa yaghshaa

إِذْ يَغْشَى السِّدْرَةَ مَا يَغْشَىٰ

Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)
17. Maa zaaghal basaru wa maa taghaa

مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَىٰ

(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!
18. Laqad ra aa min aayaati Rabbihil kubraaa

لَقَدْ رَأَىٰ مِنْ آيَاتِ رَبِّهِ الْكُبْرَىٰ

For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest!
19. Afara'aytumul laata wal 'uzzaa

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ اللَّاتَ وَالْعُزَّىٰ

Have ye seen Lat. and ´Uzza,
20. Wa manaatas saalisatal ukhraa

وَمَنَاةَ الثَّالِثَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ

And another, the third (goddess), Manat?
21. A-lakumuz zakaru wa lahul unsaa

أَلَكُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ الْأُنْثَىٰ

What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female?
22. Tilka izan qismatun deezaa

تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَىٰ

Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair!
23. In hiya illaaa asmaaa'un sammaitumoohaaa antum wa aabaaa'ukum maaa anzalal laahu bihaa min sultaan; inyyattabi'oona illaz zanna wa maa tahwal anfusu wa laqad jaaa'ahum mir Rabbihimul hudaa

إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا أَسْمَاءٌ سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنْتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُمْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ ۚ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهْوَى الْأَنْفُسُ ۖ وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ مِنْ رَبِّهِمُ الْهُدَىٰ

These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord!
24. Am lil insaani maa taman naa

أَمْ لِلْإِنْسَانِ مَا تَمَنَّىٰ

Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after?
25. Falillaahil aakhiratu wal oolaa

فَلِلَّهِ الْآخِرَةُ وَالْأُولَىٰ

But it is to Allah that the End and the Beginning (of all things) belong.
26. Wa kam mim malakin fissamaawaati laa tughnee shafaa'atuhum shai'an illaa mim ba'di anyyaazanal laahu limany yashaaa'u wa yardaa

وَكَمْ مِنْ مَلَكٍ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ لَا تُغْنِي شَفَاعَتُهُمْ شَيْئًا إِلَّا مِنْ بَعْدِ أَنْ يَأْذَنَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَرْضَىٰ

How many-so-ever be the angels in the heavens, their intercession will avail nothing except after Allah has given leave for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him.
27. innal lazeena laa yu'minoona bil aakhirati la yusammoonal malaaa'ikata tasmiyatal unsaa

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ لَيُسَمُّونَ الْمَلَائِكَةَ تَسْمِيَةَ الْأُنْثَىٰ

Those who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names.
28. Wa maa lahum bihee min 'ilmin iny yattabi'oona illaz zanna wa innaz zanna laa yughnee minal haqqi shai'aa

وَمَا لَهُمْ بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ ۖ وَإِنَّ الظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا

But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth.
29. Fa a'rid 'am man tawallaa 'an zikrinaa wa lam yurid illal hayaatad dunyaa

فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْ مَنْ تَوَلَّىٰ عَنْ ذِكْرِنَا وَلَمْ يُرِدْ إِلَّا الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا

Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the life of this world.
30. Zalika mablaghuhum minal 'ilm; inna rabbaka huwa a'lamu biman dalla 'an sabee lihee wa huwa a'lamu bimanih tadaa

ذَٰلِكَ مَبْلَغُهُمْ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اهْتَدَىٰ

That is as far as knowledge will reach them. Verily thy Lord knoweth best those who stray from His Path, and He knoweth best those who receive guidance.
31. Wa lillaahi maa fis samaawaati wa maa fil ardi liyajziyal lazeena asaaa'oo bimaa 'amiloo wa yajziyal lazeena ahsanoo bilhusnaa

وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُوا بِمَا عَمِلُوا وَيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا بِالْحُسْنَى

Yea, to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: so that He rewards those who do evil, according to their deeds, and He rewards those who do good, with what is best.
32. Allazeena yajtaniboona kabaaa'iral ismi walfawaa hisha illal lamam; inna rabbaka waasi'ul maghfirah; huwa a'lamu bikum iz ansha akum minal ardi wa iz antum ajinnatun fee butooni umma haatikum falaa tuzakkooo anfusakum huwa a'lamu bimanit taqaa

الَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَائِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَالْفَوَاحِشَ إِلَّا اللَّمَمَ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ وَاسِعُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ ۚ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِكُمْ إِذْ أَنْشَأَكُمْ مِنَ الْأَرْضِ وَإِذْ أَنْتُمْ أَجِنَّةٌ فِي بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تُزَكُّوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ

Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds, only (falling into) small faults,- verily thy Lord is ample in forgiveness. He knows you well when He brings you out of the earth, And when ye are hidden in your mothers´ wombs. Therefore justify not yourselves: He knows best who it is that guards against evil.
33. Afara'ayatal lazee tawallaa

أَفَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي تَوَلَّىٰ

Seest thou one who turns back,
34. Wa a'taa qaleelanw wa akdaa

وَأَعْطَىٰ قَلِيلًا وَأَكْدَىٰ

Gives a little, then hardens (his heart)?
35. A'indahoo 'ilmul ghaibi fahuwa yaraa

أَعِنْدَهُ عِلْمُ الْغَيْبِ فَهُوَ يَرَىٰ

What! Has he knowledge of the Unseen so that he can see?
36. Am lam yunabbaa bimaa fee suhuhfi Moosa

أَمْ لَمْ يُنَبَّأْ بِمَا فِي صُحُفِ مُوسَىٰ

Nay, is he not acquainted with what is in the Books of Moses-
37. Wa Ibraaheemal lazee waffaaa

وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ الَّذِي وَفَّىٰ

And of Abraham who fulfilled his engagements?-
38. Allaa taziru waaziratunw wizra ukhraa

أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ

Namely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another;
39. Wa al laisa lil insaani illaa maa sa'aa

وَأَنْ لَيْسَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

That man can have nothing but what he strives for;
40. Wa anna sa'yahoo sawfa yuraa

وَأَنَّ سَعْيَهُ سَوْفَ يُرَىٰ

That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight:
41. Summa yujzaahul jazaaa 'al awfaa

ثُمَّ يُجْزَاهُ الْجَزَاءَ الْأَوْفَىٰ

Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete;
42. Wa anna ilaa rabbikal muntahaa

وَأَنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الْمُنْتَهَىٰ

That to thy Lord is the final Goal;
43. Wa annahoo huwa adhaka wa abkaa

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ

That it is He Who granteth Laughter and Tears;
44. Wa annahoo huwa amaata wa ahyaa

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَمَاتَ وَأَحْيَا

That it is He Who granteth Death and Life;
45. Wa annahoo khalaqaz zawjainiz zakara wal unsaa

وَأَنَّهُ خَلَقَ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ

That He did create in pairs,- male and female,
46. Min nutfatin izaa tumnaa

مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ إِذَا تُمْنَىٰ

From a seed when lodged (in its place);
47. Wa anna 'alaihin nash atal ukhraa

وَأَنَّ عَلَيْهِ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ

That He hath promised a Second Creation (Raising of the Dead);
48. Wa annahoo huwa aghnaa wa aqnaa

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَغْنَىٰ وَأَقْنَىٰ

That it is He Who giveth wealth and satisfaction;
49. Wa annahoo huwa rabbush shi'raa

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَىٰ

That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star);
50. Wa annahooo ahlak a 'Aadanil oolaa

وَأَنَّهُ أَهْلَكَ عَادًا الْأُولَىٰ

And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient ´Ad (people),
51. Wa samooda famaaa abqaa

وَثَمُودَ فَمَا أَبْقَىٰ

And the Thamud nor gave them a lease of perpetual life.
52. Wa qawma Noohim min qablu innahum kaanoo hum azlama wa atghaa

وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ مِنْ قَبْلُ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا هُمْ أَظْلَمَ وَأَطْغَىٰ

And before them, the people of Noah, for that they were (all) most unjust and most insolent transgressors,
53. Wal mu'tafikata ahwaa

وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ أَهْوَىٰ

And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah).
54. Faghashshaahaa maa ghashshaa

فَغَشَّاهَا مَا غَشَّىٰ

So that (ruins unknown) have covered them up.
55. Fabi ayyi aalaaa'i Rabbika tatamaaraa

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَىٰ

Then which of the gifts of thy Lord, (O man,) wilt thou dispute about?
56. Haazaa nazeerum minan nuzuril oolaa

هَٰذَا نَذِيرٌ مِنَ النُّذُرِ الْأُولَىٰ

This is a Warner, of the (series of) Warners of old!
57. Azifatil aazifah

أَزِفَتِ الْآزِفَةُ

The (Judgment) ever approaching draws nigh:
58. Laisa lahaa min doonil laahi kaashifah

لَيْسَ لَهَا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ كَاشِفَةٌ

No (soul) but Allah can lay it bare.
59. Afamin hazal hadeesi ta'jaboon

أَفَمِنْ هَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ تَعْجَبُونَ

Do ye then wonder at this recital?
60. Wa tadhakoona wa laa tabkoon

وَتَضْحَكُونَ وَلَا تَبْكُونَ

And will ye laugh and not weep,-
61. Wa antum saamidoon

وَأَنْتُمْ سَامِدُونَ

Wasting your time in vanities?
62. Fasjudoo lillaahi wa'budoo (make sajda)

فَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ وَاعْبُدُوا ۩

But fall ye down in prostration to Allah, and adore (Him)!
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Recitation by Mishary Al-Alfasy

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