About the Surah
Surah Title : الأعلى
English Title : Al-Ala
Order in Al-Mushaf : 87
Number of Verses : 19
Type : makkah
Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 591 To Page 592
بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ2 2
Who has created everything and perfected it (by granting hearing, sight etc).
وَٱلَّذِي قَدَّرَ فَهَدَىٰ3 3
And He Who has preordained everything in due measure (i.e. good or bad, useful or harmful etc.), and then guided (to make proper use of things).
سَنُقۡرِئُكَ فَلَا تَنسَىٰٓ6 6
We shall make you recite (the Quran), so you [O Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)!] shall not forget it (hence, don’t hurry in repeating it during the revelation),
إِلَّا مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُۚ إِنَّهُۥ يَعۡلَمُ ٱلۡجَهۡرَ وَمَا يَخۡفَىٰ7 7
Except what Allah may will. Indeed, Allah knows the apparent (deeds) and the hidden (deeds).
وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلۡيُسۡرَىٰ8 8
And We shall make it easy for you [O Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)!] (To memorize the Quran or to fulfil your obligations etc.).
فَذَكِّرۡ إِن نَّفَعَتِ ٱلذِّكۡرَىٰ9 9
So remind (mankind) only if it benefits them (this is an etiquette of preaching – Ibn Kathir).
ثُمَّ لَا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلَا يَحۡيَىٰ13 13
He will neither die (to be at rest) nor live (a pleasant life) in it.
قَدۡ أَفۡلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ14 14
Indeed, whosoever purifies him-self (from disbelief, sins) is truly successful.
إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَفِي ٱلصُّحُفِ ٱلۡأُولَىٰ18 18
(This is not the claim of the Quran only). Indeed, this (reminder) is in the former Scriptures too –