Chapter 87

The Most HighAl-A'laa (الأعلى)

19 verses • revealed at Meccan

1 سَبِّحِ ٱسْمَ رَبِّكَ ٱلْأَعْلَى
Glorify the name of thy Guardian-Lord Most High,
2 ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ
Who hath created, and further, given order and proportion;
3 وَٱلَّذِى قَدَّرَ فَهَدَىٰ
Who hath ordained laws. And granted guidance;
4 وَٱلَّذِىٓ أَخْرَجَ ٱلْمَرْعَىٰ
And Who bringeth out the (green and luscious) pasture,
5 فَجَعَلَهُۥ غُثَآءً أَحْوَىٰ
And then doth make it (but) swarthy stubble.
6 سَنُقْرِئُكَ فَلَا تَنسَىٰٓ
By degrees shall We teach thee to declare (the Message), so thou shalt not forget,
7 إِلَّا مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ إِنَّهُۥ يَعْلَمُ ٱلْجَهْرَ وَمَا يَخْفَىٰ
Except as Allah wills: For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.
8 وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ
And We will make it easy for thee (to follow) the simple (Path).
9 فَذَكِّرْ إِن نَّفَعَتِ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ
Therefore give admonition in case the admonition profits (the hearer).
10 سَيَذَّكَّرُ مَن يَخْشَىٰ
The admonition will be received by those who fear (Allah):
11 وَيَتَجَنَّبُهَا ٱلْأَشْقَى
But it will be avoided by those most unfortunate ones,
12 ٱلَّذِى يَصْلَى ٱلنَّارَ ٱلْكُبْرَىٰ
Who will enter the Great Fire,
13 ثُمَّ لَا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلَا يَحْيَىٰ
In which they will then neither die nor live.
14 قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ
But those will prosper who purify themselves,
15 وَذَكَرَ ٱسْمَ رَبِّهِۦ فَصَلَّىٰ
And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer.
16 بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا
Nay (behold), ye prefer the life of this world;
17 وَٱلْءَاخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰٓ
But the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
18 إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَفِى ٱلصُّحُفِ ٱلْأُولَىٰ
And this is in the Books of the earliest (Revelation),-
19 صُحُفِ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ
The Books of Abraham and Moses.