053 - Soorah an-Najm - (The Star) - [Makkee]
[053:045] And that He (Allâh) creates the pairs, male and female,
[053:046] From Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge) when it is emitted.
[053:047] And that upon Him (Allâh) is another bringing forth (Resurrection).
[053:048] And that it is He (Allâh) Who gives much or a little (of wealth and contentment)
[053:049] And that He (Allâh) is the Lord of Sirius (the star which the pagan Arabs used to worship).
[053:050] And that it is He (Allâh) Who destroyed the former 'Âd (people),
[053:051] And Thamûd (people). He spared none of them.
[053:052] And the people of Nûh (Noah) aforetime. Verily, they were more unjust and more rebellious and transgressing [in disobeying Allâh and His Messenger Nûh (Noah) ['alayhis-salâm]].
[053:053] And He destroyed the overthrown cities [of Sodom to which Prophet Lût (Lot) was sent].
[053:054] So, there covered them that which did cover (i.e. torment with stones).
[053:055] Then which of the Graces of your Lord (O man!) will you doubt?
[053:056] This (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) is a warner (Messenger) of the (series of) warners (Messengers) of old.
[053:057] The Day of Resurrection draws near.
[053:058] None besides Allâh can avert it (or advance it or delay it).
[053:059] Do you then wonder at this recitation (the Qur'ân)?
[053:060] And you laugh at it and weep not,
[053:061] Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing).
[053:062] So, fall you down in prostration to Allâh and worship Him (Alone).
(V.53:56) See the footnote of (V.2:252).
(V.53:62) Prostration (see the List of Prostration Places of the end).