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The Lord Complete Holy Book (The Quran)

in English Audio Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik


Now Playing # (53) The Star (An-Najm)

(62 Verses)
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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

By the star when it sets,[1] your companion (Muhammad) is neither astray, nor misguided,[2] nor does he speak out of his own desire.[3] This Qur’an is but an inspired revelation.[4] He is being taught by one who is mighty powerful (angel Gabriel);[5] the one free from defects who became stable in the view.[6] He stood poised at the uppermost horizon,[7] then he drew near, coming closer[8] within the length of two bows or even closer,[9] and revealed to Allah's servant (Muhammad) that what he was supposed to reveal.[10] His (Muhammad’s) own heart did not deny that which he saw.[11] How can you, O unbelievers then, question what he saw?[12] And he (Muhammad) saw him once again[13] near Sidra-tul-Muntaha (the Lote-tree at the farthest end of the seven heavens, beyond which none can pass).[14] Near it is Janna-tul-M’awa (the rest-house of paradise).[15] When that Lote-tree was covered with what covered it,[16] his eyes did not turn aside nor did they exceed the limit:[17] and he did indeed see some of his Rabb’s greatest signs.[18]


Scene of the first revelation, brought by Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad

Allah gave him a tour of heavens, paradise and other great signs

Have you ever seen Lăt and Uzza[19] and another, the third Manăt (names of Arabian idols, claimed by the pagans of Makkah to be the daughters of Allah)?[20] Are you to have sons, and He the daughters?[21] This indeed is an unfair division![22] These (Lăt, Uzza and Manăt) are nothing but names which you and your forefathers have invented, for Allah has vested no authority in them. The unbelievers follow nothing but mere conjecture and the whims of their own souls, even though right guidance has already come to them from their Rabb.[23] Or should man have whatever he wishes?[24] Nay! To Allah belongs the hereafter and this present life.[25]


Lăt, Uzza and Manăt (goddesses of Arabs) are nothing but names invented by pagan Arabs

How many are the angels in the heavens; yet their intercession can avail none unless Allah gives them permission in favor of whom He wants and is pleased with.[26] Those who do not believe in the hereafter give the angels the female names of goddesses.[27] But they have no knowledge of it. They follow mere conjecture; and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all.[28] Therefore, neglect those who ignore Our warnings and seek only the life of this world.[29] This is the sum of their knowledge. Surely your Rabb knows who have strayed from His path, and who are rightly guided.[30] To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth, so that He may requite the evildoers according to their deeds, and richly reward those who do good deeds.[31] To those who avoid the major sins and shameful deeds and are guilty of only small offense, surely for them your Rabb will have abundant forgiveness. He knew you well when He created you from earth and when you were just embryos in your mother’s wombs, therefore, do not claim piety for yourselves. He knows best who is really Godfearing pious.[32]


Angels have no share in divinity, nor they can intercede without permission.

Do not claim piety for yourselves, Allah knows who is Godfearing and pious

Have you seen the one who (Walďd bin Mughďrah, who was willing to embrace Islam, but upon someone’s promise to take the responsibility of getting the punishment on his behalf in lieu of certain amount of money, he) turned away.[33] He gave a little from the promised amount then stopped.[34] Does he possess the knowledge of the unseen that he could see reality?[35] Or has he not been notified about what was in the scrolls of Musa (Moses)[36] and of Ibrăhďm (Abraham) who always kept his word:[37] “That no soul shall bear the burden of another,[38] that there shall be nothing for a man except what he strives for,[39] that his striving shall be scrutinized,[40] that he shall be fully rewarded for it,[41] that to your Rabb is the final goal,[42] that it is He Who grants laughter and tears,[43] that it is He Who ordains death and life,[44] that it is He Who has created in pairs, the male and the female,[45] from a drop of ejaculated semen,[46] that it rests upon Him to grant the second life (the life of hereafter),[47] that it is He Who gives wealth and property,[48] that He is even the Rabb of the Sirius (dog star whom the pagans used to worship),[49] and that it is He Who destroyed the people of ‘Ad,[50] then the people of Thamüd, sparing no one,[51] and before them the people of Nüh (Noah), who were the most unjust and rebellious.[52] And also destroyed the Mu’tafikah (Overthrown Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah),[53] who were smitten by the scourge that smote them."[54] Then which of your Rabb’s blessings would you doubt?[55] This Warner (Muhammad) is just like the earlier warners.[56] The ever approaching (the Day of Judgment) is drawing near;[57] none but Allah can disclose it.[58] Do you then wonder at this revelation,[59] and laugh instead of weeping?[60] Rather you are wasting your time,[61] prostrate yourselves before Allah and worship Him while you can![62]


No soul shall bear the burden of another; there shall be nothing for a person except what he strived for

Major Issues, Divine Law and Guidance:

* Scene of the First Revelation, brought by angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
* Allah gave Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a tour of the heavens, paradise and other great signs.
* Lăt, Uzza and Manăt (goddesses of Arabs) are nothing but names invented by pagan Arabs.
* Angels have no share in divinity, nor can they even intercede without the permission of Allah.
* Do not claim piety for yourselves, Allah knows who is Godfearing and pious.
* No soul shall bear the burden of another, there shall be nothing for a person except what he strived for.

The theme of the discourse is to warn the disbelievers of Makkah about the error of their attitude that they had adopted towards the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The discourse starts by saying: “Muhammad is neither deluded nor gone astray, as you are telling others in your propaganda against him, nor has he fabricated this teaching of Islam and its message, as you seem to think he has. In fact, whatever he is presenting is nothing but Revelation which is sent down to him. The verities that he presents before you, are not the product of his own surmise and speculation but realities of which he himself is an eye witness. He has himself seen the Angel through whom this knowledge is conveyed to him. He has been directly made to observe the great Signs of Allah during his trip of M'irăj; whatever he says is not what he has himself thought out but what he has seen with his own eyes." After this, following three convincing arguments are presented:

  1. The religion that you are following is based on mere conjecture and in- vented ideas. You have set up a few goddesses like Lăt and Manăt and Uzza, whereas they have no share in divinity. You regard the angels as the daughters of Allah. You think that these deities of yours can influence Allah in your favor, whereas the fact is that all the angels together, who are stationed closest to Allah, cannot influence Him even in their own favor. None of the beliefs that you have adopted is based on knowledge and reason, but are wishes and desires for the sake of which you have taken some whims as realities. This is a grave error.
  2. The final judgement will not depend on what you consider yourself to be, and on the claims you make about your purity and chastity but on whether you are pious or impious, righteous or unrighteous in the sight of Allah. If you refrain from major sins, He in His mercy will overlook your minor errors.
  3. A few basic principles of the true faith are reiterated which were stated in the Books of the Prophets Abraham and Moses, so that there remains no misunderstanding that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has brought some new and novel religion. These are the same fundamental truths which the former Prophets of Allah have always been presenting in their respective ages. It is made clear that the destruction of the ‘Ad, the Thamüd and of the people of the Prophets Nüh (Noah) and Lüt (Lot) was not the result of accidental calamities, but Allah has destroyed them in consequence of the same wick- edness and rebellion from which the disbelievers of Makkah are not inclined to refrain and desist.

This was such an impressive discourse, that even the most hardened deniers of the truth were completely overwhelmed, and when after reciting these verses of Divine Word the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) fell down in prostration, they too could not help falling down in prostration along with him.

No Chapter (Surah) Listen
1 The Opening (Al-Fatiha) listen
2 The Cow (Al-Baqrah) listen
3 The Family of Imran (Aal-Imran) listen
4 The Women (An-Nisah) listen
5 The Table (Al-Maeda) listen
6 The Cattle (Al-An'aam) listen
7 The Heights (Al-A'raf) listen
8 The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal) listen
9 The Repentance(At-Tawba) listen
10 Jonah (Yunus) listen
11 The Prophet Hud (Hud) listen
12 Joseph (Yusuf) listen
13 The Thunder (Al-Ra'd) listen
14 Abraham (Imbrahim) listen
15 The Rocky Tract(Al-Hijr) listen
16 The Bees (An-Nahl) listen
17 The Night Journey (Al-Isra) listen
18 The Cave (Al-Kahf) listen
19 Mary (Maryam) listen
20 Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha) listen
21 The Prophets (Al-Anbiya) listen
22 The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj) listen
23 The Believers (Al-Muminun) listen
24 The Light (An-Nour) listen
25 The Criterion (Al-Furqan) listen
26 The Poets (Ash-Shu'ara) listen
27 The Ants (An-Naml) listen
28 The Narration (Al-Qasas) listen
29 The Spider (Al-Ankaboot) listen
30 The Romans (Al-Rum) listen
31 Luqman (Luqman) listen
32 The Prostration (As-Sajda) listen
33 The Confederates (Al-Ahzab) listen
34 Sheba (Saba) listen
35 The Originator of Creation (Fatir) listen
36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen) listen
37 The Rangers (As-Saffat) listen
38 The Letter Sad (Sad) listen
39 The Groups (Az-Zumar) listen
40 The Forgiver (Ghafir) listen
41 Explained in Detail (Fussilat) listen
42 The Consultation (Ash-Shura) listen
43 Ornaments of Gold (Az-Zukruf) listen
44 The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan) listen
45 The Kneeling (Al-Jathiya) listen
46 The Curved Sand hills (Al-Ahqaf) listen
47 Muhammad listen
48 The Victory (Al-Fath) listen
49 The Dwellings (Al-Hujurat) listen
50 The Letter Qaf (Qaf) listen
51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat) listen
52 The Mount (At-Tur) listen
53 The Star (An-Najm) listen
54 The Moon (Al-Qamar) listen
55 The Most Beneficent (Ar-Rahman) listen
56 The Event (Al-Waqi'a) listen
57 The Iron (Al-Hadid) listen
58 She That Dispute (Al-Mujidala) listen
59 The Gathering (Al-Hashr) listen
60 The Examined One (Al-Mumtahina) listen
61 The Row (As-Saff) listen
62 Friday (Al-Jumu'ah) listen
63 The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon) listen
64 Loss and Gain (At-Taghabun) listen
65 The Divorce (At-Talaq) listen
66 Prohibition (At-Tahreem) listen
67 Dominion (Al-Mulk) listen
68 The Pen (Al-Qalam) listen
69 The Reality (Al-Haaqqa) listen
70 The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij) listen
71 Noah (Nuh) listen
72 The Jinn (Al-Jinn) listen
73 The Enshrouded One (Al-Muzzammil) listen
74 The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir) listen
75 The-Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) listen
76 Man (Al-Insan) listen
77 Those Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat) listen
78 The News (An-Naba) listen
79 Those Who Pull Out (An-Naziat) listen
80 He frowned (Abasa) listen
81 The Folding Up (At-Takwir) listen
82 The Cleaving (Al-Infitar) listen
83 Those Who Deal in Fraud (Al-Mutaffifin) listen
84 The Splitting Asunder (Al-Inshiqaq) listen
85 The Mansions of the Stars (Al-Burooj) listen
86 The Night Comer (At-Tariq) listen
87 The Most High (Al-A'la) listen
88 The Overwhelming (Al-Ghashiya) listen
89 The Dawn (Al-Fajr) listen
90 The City (Al-Balad) listen
91 The Sun (Ash-Shams) listen
92 The Night (Al-Layl) listen
93 The Morning Hours (Ad-Dhuha) listen
94 Relief  (Al-Inshirah) listen
95 The Figs (At-Teen) listen
96 The Clot (Al-Alaq) listen
97 The Night of Decree (Al-Qadr) listen
98 The Clear Proof (Al-Bayyina) listen
99 The Earthquake (Az-Zalzala) listen
100 The Courser (Al-Adiyat) listen
101 The Calamity (Al-Qariah) listen
102 Rivalry in world increase (At-Takathur) listen
103 The Declining Day (Al-Asr) listen
104 The Slanderer (Al-Humaza) listen
105 The Elephant (Al-Feel) listen
106 Quraish ( Quraish) listen
107 Small Kindnesses (Al-Maun) listen
108 Abundance (Al-Kawthar) listen
109 The Disbelievers (Al-Kafiroon) listen
110 Divine- Support (An-Nasr) listen
111 The Flame (Al-Masadd) listen
112 Sincerity (Al-Ikhlas) listen
113 The Daybreak (Al-Falaq) listen
114 The Mankind (An-Nas) listen


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The Lord Complete Audio English Quran in MP3 Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik

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Now Playing # (53) The Star (An-Najm) (62 Verses)