AL-AʿLĀ

The Most Exalted

الأعلى

Meccan (surah 87 • 19 ayahs)

»The surah that opens with the command to highly exalt God, the Divine One who is THE MOST EXALTED, far above all that is unworthy that people wrongly attribute to Him. It is named after “the Most Exalted” (al-aʿlā), mentioned in verse 1. The surah reassures the Prophet Muḥammad that God will help him and urging him to continue with his mission. The temporary nature of this world is highlighted through mention of the short life of green pasture (cf. verse 10:24 and verse 18: 45).«

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,

THE ALL-BENEFICENT, THE ALL-MERCIFUL.

1

القرآن:

سبح اسم ربك الأعلى

TRANSLATION:

Celebrate the Name of your Lord, the Most Exalted,

2

القرآن:

الذي خلق فسوى

TRANSLATION:

who created and proportioned,

3

القرآن:

والذي قدر فهدى

TRANSLATION:

who determined and guided,

4

القرآن:

والذي أخرج المرعى

TRANSLATION:

who brought forth the pasture,

5

القرآن:

فجعله غثاء أحوى

TRANSLATION:

then turned it into a black scum.

 

6

القرآن:

سنقرئك فلا تنسى

TRANSLATION:

We shall have you recite [the Qurʾān],

then you will not forget [any of it]

7

القرآن:

إلا ما شاء الله ۚ إنه يعلم الجهر وما يخفى

TRANSLATION:

except what Allah may wish.

Indeed He knows the overt and what is hidden.

8

القرآن:

ونيسرك لليسرى

TRANSLATION:

We shall smooth your way to [preach] the easiest [canon].

9

القرآن:

فذكر إن نفعت الذكرى

TRANSLATION:

So admonish, for admonition is indeed beneficial:

10

القرآن:

سيذكر من يخشى

TRANSLATION:

he who fears will take admonition,

11

القرآن:

ويتجنبها الأشقى

TRANSLATION:

and the most wretched will shun it

12

القرآن:

الذي يصلى النار الكبرى

TRANSLATION:

—he who will enter the Great Fire,

13

القرآن:

ثم لا يموت فيها ولا يحيى

TRANSLATION:

then neither live in it, nor die.

14

القرآن:

قد أفلح من تزكى

TRANSLATION:

Felicitous is he who purifies himself,

15

القرآن:

وذكر اسم ربه فصلى

TRANSLATION:

celebrates the Name of his Lord, and prays.

16

القرآن:

بل تؤثرون الحياة الدنيا

TRANSLATION:

Rather you prefer the life of this world,

17

القرآن:

والآخرة خير وأبقى

TRANSLATION:

while the Hereafter is better and more lasting.

18

القرآن:

إن هذا لفي الصحف الأولى

TRANSLATION:

This is indeed in the former scriptures,

19

القرآن:

صحف إبراهيم وموسى

TRANSLATION:

the scriptures of Abraham and Moses.

Source:al-quran.info


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