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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 remembereth 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.