In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . By the Star when it setteth ,
2 . Your comrade erreth not , nor is deceived ;
3 . Nor doth he speak of ( his own ) desire .
4 . It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired ,
5 . Which one of mighty powers hath taught him ,
6 . One vigorous ; and he grew clear to view
7 . When he was on the uppermost boon .
8 . Then be drew nigh and came down
9 . Till he was ( distant ) two bows length or even nearer ,
10 . And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed .
11 . The heart lied not ( in seeing ) what it saw .
12 . Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he seeth?
13 . And verily he saw him , yet another time
14 . By the lote tree of the utmost boundary ,
15 . Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode .
16 . When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote tree ,
17 . The eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold .
18 . Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord .
19 . Have ye thought upon Al Lat and Al Uzza
20 . And Manat , the third , the other?
21 . Are yours the males and His the females?
22 . That indeed were an unfair division!
23 . They are but names which ye have named , ye and your fathers , for which Allah hath revealed no warrant . They follow but a guess and that which ( they ) themselves desire . And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them .
24 . Or shall man have what he coveteth?
25 . But unto Allah belongeth the after ( life ) , and the former .
26 . And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught save after Allah giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth!
27 . Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females .
28 . And they have no knowledge thereof . They follow but a guess , and lo! a guess can never take the place of the truth .
29 . Then withdraw ( O Muhammad ) from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world .
30 . Such is their sum of knowledge . Lo! thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth , and He is best aware of him who goeth right .
31 . And unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth , that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done , and reward those who do good with goodness .
32 . Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations , save the unwilled offences ( for them ) lo! thy Lord is of vast mercy . He is best aware of you ( from the time ) when He created you from the earth , and when ye were hidden in the bellies of your mothers . Therefor ascribe not purity unto yourselves . He is best aware of him who wardeth off ( evil ) .
33 . Didst thou ( O Muhammad ) observe him who turned away ,
34 . And gave a little , then was grudging?
35 . Hath he knowledge of the Unseen so that he seeth?
36 . Or hath he not had news of what is in the books of Moses
37 . And Abraham who paid his debt :
38 . That no laden one shall bear another ' s load ,
39 . And that man hath only that for which be maketh effort ,
40 . And that his effort will be seen ,
41 . And afterward be will be repaid for it with fullest payment ;
42 . And that thy Lord , He is the goal ;
43 . And that He it is Who maketh laugh , and maketh weep ,
44 . And that He it is Who giveth death and giveth life ;
45 . And that He createth the two spouses , the male and the female ,
46 . From a drop ( of seed ) when it is poured forth ;
47 . And that He hath ordained the second bringing forth ;
48 . And that He it is Who enricheth and contenteth :
49 . And that He it is Who is the Lord of Sirius ;
50 . And that He destroyed the former ( tribe of ) Aad ,
51 . And ( the tribe of ) Thamud He spared not ;
52 . And the folk of Noah aforetime , lo! they were more unjust and more rebellious ;
53 . And Al Mutafikah He destroyed
54 . So that there covered them that which did cover .
55 . Concerning which then , of the bounties of thy Lord , canst thou dispute?
56 . This is a warner of the warners of old .
57 . The threatened Hour is nigh .
58 . None beside Allah can disclose it .
59 . Marvel ye then at this statement ,
60 . And laugh and not weep ,
61 . While ye amuse yourselves?
62 . Rather prostrate yourselves before Allah and serve Him .