Al-Ala [The most high ]

87:1 سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الأعْلَى

Sabbihi isma rabbika al-aAAla

Glorify the name of thy Guardian-Lord Most High,
87:2 الَّذِي خَلَقَ فَسَوَّى

Allathee khalaqa fasawwa

Who hath created, and further, given order and proportion;
87:3 وَالَّذِي قَدَّرَ فَهَدَى

Waallathee qaddara fahada

Who hath ordained laws. And granted guidance;
87:4 وَالَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الْمَرْعَى

Waallathee akhraja almarAAa

And Who bringeth out the (green and luscious) pasture,
87:5 فَجَعَلَهُ غُثَاءً أَحْوَى

FajaAAalahu ghuthaan ahwa

And then doth make it (but) swarthy stubble.
87:6 سَنُقْرِئُكَ فَلا تَنْسَى

Sanuqri-oka fala tansa

By degrees shall We teach thee to declare (the Message), so thou shalt not forget,
87:7 إِلا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ إِنَّهُ يَعْلَمُ الْجَهْرَ وَمَا يَخْفَى

Illa ma shaa Allahu innahu yaAAlamu aljahra wama yakhfa

Except as Allah wills: For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.
87:8 وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلْيُسْرَى

Wanuyassiruka lilyusra

And We will make it easy for thee (to follow) the simple (Path).
87:9 فَذَكِّرْ إِنْ نَفَعَتِ الذِّكْرَى

Fathakkir in nafaAAati alththikra

Therefore give admonition in case the admonition profits (the hearer).
87:10 سَيَذَّكَّرُ مَنْ يَخْشَى

Sayaththakkaru man yakhsha

The admonition will be received by those who fear (Allah):
87:11 وَيَتَجَنَّبُهَا الأشْقَى

Wayatajannabuha al-ashqa

But it will be avoided by those most unfortunate ones,
87:12 الَّذِي يَصْلَى النَّارَ الْكُبْرَى

Allathee yasla alnnara alkubra

Who will enter the Great Fire,
87:13 ثُمَّ لا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلا يَحْيَا

Thumma la yamootu feeha wala yahya

In which they will then neither die nor live.
87:14 قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ تَزَكَّى

Qad aflaha man tazakka

But those will prosper who purify themselves,
87:15 وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّى

Wathakara isma rabbihi fasalla

And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer.
87:16 بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا

Bal tu/thiroona alhayata alddunya

Nay (behold), ye prefer the life of this world;
87:17 وَالآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى

Waal-akhiratu khayrun waabqa

But the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
87:18 إِنَّ هَذَا لَفِي الصُّحُفِ الأولَى

Inna hatha lafee alssuhufi al-oola

And this is in the Books of the earliest (Revelation),-
87:19 صُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى

Suhufi ibraheema wamoosa

The Books of Abraham and Moses.

Holy Qur'an