Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH LXXXVII

Al-A‘ala takes its name from a word in verse 1.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

The Most High

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Praise the name of thy Lord the Most High,

2. Who createth, then disposeth;

3. Who measureth, then guideth;

4. Who bringeth forth the pasturage,

5. Then turneth it to russet stubble.

6. We shall make thee read (O Muhammad) so that thou shalt not forget

7. Save that which Allah willeth. Lo! He knoweth the disclosed and that which still is hidden;

8. And We shall ease thy way unto the state of ease.

9. Therefor remind (men), for of use is the reminder.

10. He will heed who feareth,

11. But the most hapless will flout it,

12. He who will be flung to the great fire

13. Wherein he will neither die nor live.

14. He is successful who groweth,

15. And remember eth the name of his Lord, so prayeth.

16. But ye prefer the life of the world

17. Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.

18. Lo! This is in the former scrolls,

19. The Books of Abraham and Moses.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=654