Surah An-Najm (The Star)

62 Verse(s) • Surah number 53 • Meccan

وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ

1. By the star when it descends,

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ

2. Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,

وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ

3. Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ

4. It is not but a revelation revealed,

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ

5. Taught to him by one intense in strength -

ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَاسْتَوَىٰ

6. One of soundness. And he rose to [his] true form

وَهُوَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْأَعْلَىٰ

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

ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ

8. Then he approached and descended

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ

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

فَأَوْحَىٰ إِلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ مَا أَوْحَىٰ

10. And he revealed to His Servant what he revealed.