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Sūra LXXXVII.: A’lā, or The Most High.

Section 1

1. Sabbihi isma rabbika al-aAAla

1. Glorify the name
Of' thy Guardian-Lord
Most High,

2. Allathee khalaqa fasawwa

2. Who hath created,
And further, given
Order and proportion;

3. Waallathee qaddara fahada

3. Who hath ordained laws.
And granted guidance;

4. Waallathee akhraja almarAAa

4. And Who bringeth out
The (green and luscious) pasture,

5. FajaAAalahu ghuthaan ahwa

5. And then doth make it
(But) swarthy stubble.

6. Sanuqri-oka fala tansa

6. By degrees shall We
Teach thee to declare
(The Message), so thou
Shalt not forget,

7. Illa ma shaa Allahu innahu yaAAlamu aljahra wama yakhfa

7. Except as God wills:
For He knoweth
What is manifest
And what is hidden.

8. Wanuyassiruka lilyusra

8. And We will make it
Easy for thee (to follow)
The simple (Path).

9. Fathakkir in nafaAAati alththikra

9. Therefore give admonition
In case the admonition
Profits (the hearer).

10. Sayaththakkaru man yakhsha

10. The admonition will be received
By those who fear (God):

11. Wayatajannabuha al-ashqa

11. But it will be avoided
By those most unfortunate ones,

12. Allathee yasla alnnara alkubra

12. Who will enter
The Great Fire,

13. Thumma la yamootu feeha wala yahya

13. In which they will then
Neither die nor live.

14. Qad aflaha man tazakka

14. But those will prosper
Who purify themselves,

15. Wathakara isma rabbihi fasalla

15. And glorify the name
Of their Guardian-Lord,
And (lift their hearts)
In Prayer.

16. Bal tu/thiroona alhayata alddunya

16. Nay (behold), ye prefer
The life of this world;

17. Waal-akhiratu khayrun waabqa

17. But the Hereafter
Is better and more enduring.

18. Inna hatha lafee alssuhufi al-oola

18. And this is
In the Books
Of the earliest (Revelations),—

19. Suhufi ibraheema wamoosa

19. The Books of
Abraham and Moses.

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