Verse. 4785

٥٣ - ٱلنَّجْم

53 - An-Najm

وَالنَّجْمِ اِذَا ہَوٰى۝۱ۙ
Waalnnajmi itha hawa


Ahmed Ali

I CALL TO witness the star of the pleiades when it has dipped



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : and from his narration on the authority of ibn 'abbas that he said regarding the interpretation of allah's saying (by the najm when it setteth): '(by the najm when it setteth) he says: allah swears by the qur'an when gabriel takes it down to muhammad in instalments (nujuman): one, two, three or four verses at a time. there was a 20 years interval between the first and last verses. when this verse was revealed, 'utbah ibn abi lahab heard that the prophet (pbuh) swore by the revelation of the qur'an in instalment and so he said: “tell muhammad that i disbelieve in the instalments of the qur'an”. when the prophet (pbuh) was informed of this, he prayed: “o allah! set on him one of your wild beasts”. later, allah set on him a lion near harran that snatched him from among his friends and took him to a place nearby. it tore him apart from head to foot but did not eat him because of his impurity, just as the prophet (pbuh) had prayed against him. it is also said here allah swore by the stars when they set,

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : by the star — the constellation pleiades (al-thurayya) — when it sets, [when] it disappears,

Sahl al-Tustari

تفسير : by the star when it sets,that is, [by] muḥammad <img border="0" src="images/salatonmassenger.jpg" width="24" height="22"> when he returned from the heavens. his words, exalted is he: