Glorify the name of your Guardian Lord most High,
Who created and makes order and proportion,
Who ordains Laws and Guides,
Who brings forth the pasture,
Then turns it to dusky stubble!
We will teach you by degrees to declare (or recite), and you shall not forget,
Save what Allah wills. Verily, Lo! He knows the open and the hidden;
And We will ease your way into the simple (path);
Therefore, remind men, for, verily, the reminder is useful.
But he who fears will be mindful;
And the wretch will avoid it;
He will broil in the great Fire,
Wherein he shall neither die nor live!
He is successful who grows,
And remembers the name of his Lord and prays!
Nay! But you prefer the life of this world,
Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.
Verily, this was in the former books,
The books of Abraham and Moses.