87. Al-A'la (The Highest)

Meccan, 19 verses

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

  1. Glorify the name of your Lord, the highest.

  2. The One Who created, then shaped

  3. and the One Who decreed and guided

  4. and the One Who brought out the pastures

  5. then He made it dried-up and black.

  6. We are going to read (Quran) to you, and you will not forget

  7. except what God wants. Indeed He knows the evident and what is hidden.

  8. And We make you ready for the easier way.

  9. So remind if the reminder benefits.

  10. Then anyone who fears, is going to take notice,

  11. while the most miserable ones avoid it,

  12. the one who enters (and burns in) the great fire,

  13. he does not die and he does not live in there.

  14. Indeed, one has succeeded who has purifies (himself),

  15. and remembers the name of their Lord, and prays (to Him).

  16. No, but you prefer this world's life,

  17. while the Hereafter is better and more lasting.

  18. Indeed this is in the earlier scriptures,

  19. scriptures of Abraham and Moses.