The Most High

Al-A'laa


1
سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الْأَعْلَى
Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High,

2
الَّذِي خَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ
Who creates, then makes complete,

3
وَالَّذِي قَدَّرَ فَهَدَىٰ
And Who makes (things) according to a measure, then guides (them to their goal),

4
وَالَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الْمَرْعَىٰ
And Who brings forth herbage,

5
فَجَعَلَهُ غُثَاءً أَحْوَىٰ
Then makes it dried up, dust-colored.

6
سَنُقْرِئُكَ فَلَا تَنْسَىٰ
We will make you recite so you shall not forget,

7
إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ إِنَّهُ يَعْلَمُ الْجَهْرَ وَمَا يَخْفَىٰ
Except what Allah pleases, surely He knows the manifest, and what is hidden.

8
وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ
And We will make your way smooth to a state of ease.

9
فَذَكِّرْ إِنْ نَفَعَتِ الذِّكْرَىٰ
Therefore do remind, surely reminding does profit.

10
سَيَذَّكَّرُ مَنْ يَخْشَىٰ
He who fears will mind,

11
وَيَتَجَنَّبُهَا الْأَشْقَى
And the most unfortunate one will avoid it,

12
الَّذِي يَصْلَى النَّارَ الْكُبْرَىٰ
Who shall enter the great fire;

13
ثُمَّ لَا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلَا يَحْيَىٰ
Then therein he shall neither live nor die.

14
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ تَزَكَّىٰ
He indeed shall be successful who purifies himself,

15
وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّىٰ
And magnifies the name of his Lord and prays.

16
بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا
Nay! you prefer the life of this world,

17
وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ
While the hereafter is better and more lasting.

18
إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَفِي الصُّحُفِ الْأُولَىٰ
Most surely this is in the earlier scriptures,

19
صُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ
The scriptures of Ibrahim and Musa.