0 SAQ 53. The Star 53

Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females. 53:27

Trivia: Where does the lote-tree grow?

By the lote-tree near the Garden of Abode
Absurdity 53:1-18

1By the Star when it setteth,

2Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;

3Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire.

4It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired,

5 Which one of mighty powers hath taught him,

6One vigorous; and he grew clear to view

7When he was on the uppermost horizon.

By the star when it sets, [1]

your comrade [Muhammad]

never makes a mistake and is never deceived.

He doesn't speak because he wants to speak.

He's inspired by an inspiration

from a vigorous, mighty power

that appeared on the horizon. [2]

8 Then he drew nigh and came down

9Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,

He came to within two bow's lengths.

10 And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.

And he revealed to his slave what he revealed.

11The heart lied not (in seeing) what it saw.

12Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he seeth?

He's not lying about what he saw.

Are you going to argue with him?

13 And verily he saw him yet another time

14By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,

He saw him again once by the lote-tree, [3]

15Nigh 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.

which grows in the Gardon of Abode. [4]

18 Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

That's where he [Muhammad] saw

on of the greater revelations of his Lord.

The Satanic Verses
(There are no female gods or angels)
AbsurdityWomenInterpretation 53:19-29

19Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-'Uzza

20And Manat, the third, the other?

Have you thought about Al-Lat, Al-'Uzza, and Manat lately? [5]

21Are 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.

Are yours males and his females? [6]

27Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females.

Those who disbelieve in the hereafter

give female names to their angels and gods.

28And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! a guess can never take the place of the truth.

29Then withdraw (O Muhammad) from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world.

But that's just a guess on their part.

And a guess can never take the place of the truth.

Stay away from those who don't remember us [Allah].

The Lord of Sirius
AbsurdityBoring Stuff 53:30-49

30 Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth, and He is Best Aware of him whom 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 he maketh effort,

40 And that his effort will be seen.

41 And afterward he 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;

He [Allah?] is the Lord of Sirius.

The threatened hour is nigh
AbsurdityCrueltyInjusticeIntolerance 53:50-62

50 And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) A'ad,

51And (the tribe of) Thamud He spared not;

He destroyed the tribes of A'ad and Thamud.

52And the folk of Noah aforetime, Lo! they were more unjust and more rebellious;

And Noah's folk.

53 And Al-Mu'tafikah He destroyed

54So that there covered them that which did cover.

55 Concerning which then, of the bounties of thy Lord, canst thou dispute?

He destroyed Al-Mu'tafikah [7]

by covering them with that that covered.

56This is a warner of the warners of old.

57The 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.

This is a warner of the old-time warners.

The threatened hour is coming soon. [8]


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