Al-Quran Surah 81. At-Takwir, Ayah 15

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فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالْخُنَّسِ


Asad : BUT NAY! I call to witness the revolving stars,
Malik : But no! I swear by the retreating stars;
Mustafa Khattab :

I do swear by the receding stars

Pickthall : Oh, but I call to witness the planets,
Yusuf Ali : So verily I call to witness the planets that recede 5984 5985
Transliteration : Fala oqsimu bialkhunnasi
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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 5984 Cf. lvi. 75, n. 5258, for the witness that the heavenly bodies bear to the power, beauty, and goodness of Allah, in sending His Revelation. See n. 5798 to lxxiv. 32, for the significance of an adjuration in the Qur-an.
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Yusuf Ali 5985 The appeal here is made to three things, the Planets, the Night, and the Dawn. (1) The Planets have a retrograde and a forward motion, and, during occultation, hide or disappear behind the sun or moon, or are otherwise invisible or appear stationary. They behave differently from the millions of stars around them. Yet they are not mere erratic bodies, but obey definite laws, and evidence the power and wisdom of Allah.

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