Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
A Supplication for Recitation on
Commencing a Reading of the Qur’ān
O Allah! Our Lord!
To You belongs all praise.
You alone possess all power
and the firmest authority,
and to You belongs all praise.
You are exalted in Your might and supremacy
and over and above the heavens and the Great Throne.
Our Lord, to You belongs all praise!
You are self-sufficient in Your knowledge,
and every possessor of knowledge stands in need of You.
Our Lord, to You belongs all praise,
O sender of the signs and the Great Reminder!
Our Lord, to You belongs all praise
for what You have taught us of wisdom
and the great manifest Qur’ān.
You taught it to us
before we could be eager to learn it,
and singled us out for it
before we could desire its benefit.
As such has been Your favour toward us,