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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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