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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

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A’lā, or The Most High.

In the name of God, Most Gracious.
Most Merciful

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

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

3. Who hath ordained laws.
And granted guidance;

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

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

6. By degrees shall We
Teach thee to declare

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(The Message), so thou
Shalt not forget,

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

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

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

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

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

12. Who will enter
The Great Fire,

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

14. But those will prosper
Who purify themselves,

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

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

17. But the Hereafter
Is better and more enduring.

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

19. The Books of
Abraham and Moses.

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