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Surah An-Najm English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah An-Najm

An-Najm (Arabic: النجم, an-najm; meaning: The Star) is the 53rd chapter (surah) of the Quran, with 62 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/theme of the surah An-Najm:

A Najm - This surah is considered among the earliest revelations of the Qur'an, and it speaks to the divine power and nature of the Holy Prophet Muhammad's prophetic visions.

Lesson learned from Surah An-Najm:

  1. The Prophet ﷺ did not speak of his own accord. Each word of his was divinely inspired.  
  2. Man does not always get what he wants  
  3. On the Day of Qiyāmah, nothing will be able to intercede on behalf of anyone except if Allāh grants it permission to.  
  4. Conjecture is never of any benefit in reaching the truth; hard evidence is needed for the truth. 
  5. Allāh is all-aware of who has deviated and who is guided
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


وَٱلنَّجۡمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ
Transliteration:( Wannajmi izaa hawaa )

1. By the brightly shining star(Muhammad) when he descended (2)from the Ascension (Me'raaz).

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمۡ وَمَا غَوَىٰ
Transliteration:( Maa dalla saahibukum wa maa ghawaa )

2. Your companion (Muhammad) has not strayed, nor was he misled (3).

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ
Transliteration:( Wa maa yyantiqu 'anilhawaaa )

3. And he does not speak of his own desire (4).

إِنۡ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحۡيٞ يُوحَىٰ
Transliteration:( In huwa illaa Wahyuny yoohaa )

4. It is only through the revelations (5) that are sent to him.

عَلَّمَهُۥ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡقُوَىٰ
Transliteration:( 'Allamahoo shadeedul quwaa )

5. Taught him the One possessing Supreme(6) Power(7).

ذُو مِرَّةٖ فَٱسۡتَوَىٰ
Transliteration:( Zoo mirratin fastawaa )

6. The Lord of mighty strength, who manifested this ascendance (of Muhammad).

وَهُوَ بِٱلۡأُفُقِ ٱلۡأَعۡلَىٰ
Transliteration:( Wa huwa bil ufuqil a'laa )

7.And he was on the highest horizon(8)(to see Splendid Divine Sight).

ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ
Transliteration:( Summa danaa fatadalla )

8. Then the spleended vision drew nearer (9), and then he came closer (10).

فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوۡسَيۡنِ أَوۡ أَدۡنَىٰ
Transliteration:( Fakaana qaaba qawsaini aw adnaa )

9.So this was the distance of two hands, or rather less (11) than that.

فَأَوۡحَىٰٓ إِلَىٰ عَبۡدِهِۦ مَآ أَوۡحَىٰ
Transliteration:( Fa awhaaa ilaa 'abdihee maaa awhaa )

10. And He revealed (12) to His servant whatever He wanted to reveal (13).


Surah An-Najm English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah An-Najm you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah An-Najm which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah An-Najm.

Surah An-Najm English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah An-Najm we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 62 verses / Ayat in Surah An-Najm

Surah An-Najm was revealed in Makkah

Surah An-Najm can be found in Juz or Para 27

There are 2 1/2 Ruku in Surah An-Najm

Surah number of Surah An-Najm is 53

The meaning of Surah An-Najm is The Star, The Unfolding

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah An-Najm here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah An-Najm.

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