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The Holy Quran

tr. by Yusuf Ali


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This is the text of Yusuf Ali's English translation of the Quran. This etext was produced in 2009-10 at from a reproduction of the 1934 edition. Omitted here are the Arabic text, the extensive versified commentary, footnotes and other apparatus. A version which includes Yusuf Ali's English translation, the Arabic text in gif format and a pronunciation guide is available here. The etext is broken down into one file per Surah. Per our site policy, no alterations were made to the source text; we welcome notice of transliteration errors.--Jan. 29, 2010.

Production notes: Yusuf Ali used a slightly different verse numbering for Surah 5 than most other editions. We have correlated the verse numbers in Surah 5 with the traditional system, leaving the book's original verse numbers in marginal notes. Verse numbering is not considered a canonical feature of the text.

Title Page
Sūra I. Fātiḥa, or the Opening Chapter
Sūra II. Baqara, or the Heifer
Sūra III. Āl-i-’Imrān, or The Family of ’Imrān
Sūra IV. Nisāa, or The Women
Sūra V. Māïda, or The Table Spread.
Sūra VI. An’ām, or Cattle
Sūra VII. A’rāf, or the Heights
Sūra VIII. Anfāl, or the Spoils of War
Sūra IX. Tauba (Repentance) or Barāat (Immunity)
Sūra X. Yūnus, or Jonah
Sūra XI. Hūd (The Prophet Hūd)
Sūra XII. Yūsuf, or Joseph
Sūra XIII. Ra’d or Thunder
Sūra XIV. Ibrāhīm, or Abraham
Sūra XV. Al-Hijr. or The Rocky Tract
Sūra XVI. Naḥl or The Bee
Sūra XVII. Banī Isrā-īl, or the Children of Israel.
Sūra XVIII. Kahf, or the Cave
Sūra XIX. Maryam, or Mary.
Sūra XX. Ṭā-Hā (Mystic Letters, Ṭ. H.)
Sūra XXI. Anbiyāa, or The Prophets
Sūra XXII. Ḥajj, or The Pilgrimage
Sūra XXIII. Mū-minūn
Sūra XXIV. Nūr, or Light
Sūra XXV. Furqān, or The Criterion
Sūra XXVI. Shu‘arāa, or The Poets
Sūra XXVII. Naml, or the Ants
Sūra XXVIII. Qaṣaṣ, or the Narration
Sūra XXIX. ‘Ankabūt, or the Spider
Sūra XXX. Rūm, or The Roman Empire.
Sūra XXXI. Luqmān (the Wise).
Sūra XXXII. Sajda, or Adoration
Sūra XXXIII. Aḥzāb, or The Confederates.
Sūra XXXIV. Sabā, or the City of Sabā
Sūra XXXV. Fāṭir, or The Originator of Creation; or Malāïka, or The Angels
Sūra XXXVI. Yā-Sīn (being Abbreviated Letters).
Sūra XXXVII. Ṣāffāt, or Those Ranged in Ranks.
Sūra XXXVIII. Ṣād (being one of the Abbreviated Letters)
Sūra XXXIX.: Zumar, or the Crowds.
Sūra XL. Mū-min, or The Believer
Sūra XLI. Hā-mīm (Abbreviated Letters), or Ḥā-Mīm Sajda, or Fuṣṣilat
Sūra XLII. Shūrā, or Consultation
Sūra XLIII.: Zukhruf, or Gold Adornments.
Sūra XLIV.: Dukhān, or Smoke (or Mist).
Sūra XLV. Jathiya, or Bowing the Knee.
Sūra XLVI.: Aḥqāf, or Winding Sand-tracts.
Sūra XLVII. Muḥammad (the Prophet).
Sūra XLVIII. Fat-ḥ or Victory.
Sūra XLIX. Ḥujurāt, or the Inner Apartments.
Sūra L. Qāf.
Sūra LI. Zāriyāt, or the Winds That Scatter.
Sūra LII. Ṭūr, or the Mount.
Sūra LIII. Najm, or the Star.
Sūra LIV. Qamar, or the Moon.
Sūra LV. Raḥmān, or (God) Most Gracious.
Sūra LVI. Wāqi‘a, or The Inevitable Event.
Sūra LVII. Ḥadīd, or Iron.
Sūra LVIII. Mujādila, or The Woman who Pleads.
Sūra LIX. Ḥashr, or the Gathering
Sūra LX. Mumtaḥana, or the Woman to be Examined.
Sūra LXI. Ṣaff, or Battle Array.
Sūra LXII. Jumu‘a, or the Assembly (Friday) Prayer
Sūra LXIII. Munāfiqūn, or the Hypocrites.
Sūra LXIV. Tagābun, or Mutual Loss and Gain.
Sūra LXV. Ṭalāq, or Divorce.
Sūra LXVI. Taḥrīm, or Holding (something) to be Forbidden.
Sūra LXVII. Mulk, or Dominion.
Sūra LXVIII. Qalam, or the Pen, or Nūn
Sūra LXIX. Ḥāqqa, or the Sure Reality.
Sūra LXX. Ma‘ārij, or the Ways of Ascent.
Sūra LXXI. Nūḥ, or Noah.
Sūra LXXII. Jinn, or the Spirits.
Sūra LXXIII. Muzzammil, or Folded in Garments.
Sūra LXXIV. Muddaththir, or One Wrapped Up.
Sūra LXXV. Qiyāmat, or the Resurrection.
Sūra LXXVI. Dahr, or Time, or Insān, or Man.
Sūra LXXVII. Mursalāt, or Those Sent Forth
Sūra LXXVIII. Nabaa, or The (Great) News
Sūra LXXIX. Nāzi’āt, or Those Who Tear Out.
Sūra LXXX. ’Abasa. or He Frowned.
Sūra LXXXI. Takwīr, or the Folding Up.
Sūra LXXXII. Infiṭār, or The Cleaving Asunder.
Sūra LXXXIII. Taṭfīf, or Dealing in Fraud.
Sūra LXXXIV. Inshiqāq, or The Rending Asunder.
Sūra LXXXV. Burūj, or The Zodiacal Signs
Sūra LXXXVI. Ṭāriq, or The Night-Visitant
Sūra LXXXVII. A’lā, or the Most High.
Sūra LXXXVIII. Gāshiya, or the Overwhelming Event.
Sūra LXXXIX. Fajr, or the Break of Day.
Sūra XC. Balad, or The City
Sūra XCI. Shams, or The Sun.
Sūra XCII. Lail, or The Night.
Sūra XCIII. Dhuhā, or The Glorious morning Light.
Sūra XCIV. Inshirāḥ, or The Expansion.
Sūra XCV. Tīn, or The Fig
Sūra XCVI. Iqraa, or Read! or Proclaim! Or ’Alaq, or The Clot of Congealed Blood
Sūra XCVII. Qadr, or The Night of Power (or Honour).
Sūra XCVIII. Baiyina, or The Clear Evidence.
Sūra XCIX. Zilzāl, or The Convulsion.
Sūra C. ’Adiyāt, or Those that run.
Sūra CI. Al-Qāri’a, or The Day of Noise and Clamour.
Sūra CII. Takathur or Piling Up.
Sūra CIII. ’Aṣr, or Time through the Ages.
Sūra CIV. Humaza, or the Scandal-monger.
Sūra CV. Fīl, or The Elephant.
Sūra CVI. The Quraish, (Custodians of the Ka’ba).
Sūra CVII. Mā’ūn, or Neighbourly Needs.
Sūra CVIII. Kauthar, or Abundance.
Sūra CIX. Kāfirūn, or Those who reject Faith.
Sūra CX. Naṣr, or Help.
Sūra CXI. Lahab, or (the Father of) Flame.
Sūra CXII. Ikhlāṣ, or Purity (of Faith).
Sūra CXIII. Falaq, or The Dawn.
Sūra CXIV. Nās, or Mankind.