وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab By the stars when they fade away!

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Your fellow man1 is neither misguided nor astray.

وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Nor does he speak of his own whims.

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab It is only a revelation sent down ˹to him˺.

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab He has been taught by one ˹angel˺ of mighty power1

ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَاسْتَوَىٰ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and great perfection, who once rose to ˹his˺ true form1

وَهُوَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْأَعْلَىٰ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab while on the highest point above the horizon,

ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab then he approached ˹the Prophet˺, coming so close

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab that he was only two arms-lengths away or even less.1

فَأَوْحَىٰ إِلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ ﭿ مَا أَوْحَىٰ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Then Allah revealed to His servant what He revealed ˹through Gabriel˺.

مَا كَذَبَ الْفُؤَادُ مَا رَأَىٰ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab The ˹Prophet’s˺ heart did not doubt what he saw.