The Star
Surah
An-Najm
53
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By the stars when they fade away!

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By the star when it descends,

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Your fellow man1 is neither misguided nor astray.

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Your companion [i.e., Muḥammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,

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Nor does he speak of his own whims.

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Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.

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It is only a revelation sent down ˹to him˺.

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It is not but a revelation revealed,

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He has been taught by one ˹angel˺ of mighty power1

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Taught to him by one intense in strength [i.e., Gabriel] -

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and great perfection, who once rose to ˹his˺ true form1

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One of soundness.1 And he rose to [his] true form2

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while on the highest point above the horizon,

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While he was in the higher [part of the] horizon.1

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then he approached ˹the Prophet˺, coming so close

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Then he approached and descended

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that he was only two arms-lengths away or even less.1

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And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.

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Then Allah revealed to His servant what He revealed ˹through Gabriel˺.

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And he revealed to His Servant1 what he revealed [i.e., conveyed].

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