M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

Chapter 85

22 Verses

The Mansions Of The Stars (Buruj)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. I swear by the mansions of the stars,

2. And the promised day,

3. And the bearer of witness and those against whom the witness is borne.

4. Cursed be the makers of the pit,

5. Of the fire (kept burning) with fuel,

6. When they sat by it,

7. And they were witnesses of what they did with the believers.

8. And they did not take vengeance on them for aught except that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Praised,

9. Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is a Witness of all things.

10. Surely (as for) those who persecute the believing men and the believing women, then do not repent, they shall have the chastisement of hell, and they shall have the chastisement of burning.

11. Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great achievement.

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 27 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=954