٩. فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ
9. Fakana qaba qawsayni aw adna
English Translation
And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.
Until a space of two bow (arcs) or even less remained,
So the distance between the Spectacle and the beloved was only two arms’ length, or even less. (The Heavenly Journey of Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him – was with body and soul.)
two bows' length away, or nearer,
Till he was two bows length off or yet nearer.
And was at a distance of two bows' length or (even) nearer,
He was within two bows’ length, or closer.
until he was two bows' length away, or nearer.
And was at a distance of two bows' length or less.
Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,
until he was within two bows’ length or even nearer,
he was but two bows' length or even nearer,
until he was as close to him as the distance of two bows, or even less.
So he was the measure of two bows or closer still.
until he was two bow-lengths away or even closer
And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;
Surah 53
Quran Surah An-Najm ( Verse 9 ) with English Translation فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنَىٰ