Pearl of Wisdom

'Abu Ja'far had the most beautiful voice.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ibid. v. 2, p. 616, no. 11

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The Holy Qur'an » The Holy Qur'an - English » AL-ALA (THE MOST HIGH, GLORY TO YOUR LORD IN THE HIGHEST)

Total Verses: 19
Revealed At: MAKKA

YUSUFALI: Glorify the name of thy Guardian-Lord Most High,
PICKTHAL: Praise the name of thy Lord the Most High,
SHAKIR: Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High,

YUSUFALI: Who hath created, and further, given order and proportion;
PICKTHAL: Who createth, then disposeth;
SHAKIR: Who creates, then makes complete,

YUSUFALI: Who hath ordained laws. And granted guidance;
PICKTHAL: Who measureth, then guideth;
SHAKIR: And Who makes (things) according to a measure, then guides (them to their goal),

YUSUFALI: And Who bringeth out the (green and luscious) pasture,
PICKTHAL: Who bringeth forth the pasturage,
SHAKIR: And Who brings forth herbage,

YUSUFALI: And then doth make it (but) swarthy stubble.
PICKTHAL: Then turneth it to russet stubble.
SHAKIR: Then makes it dried up, dust-colored.

YUSUFALI: By degrees shall We teach thee to declare (the Message), so thou shalt not forget,
PICKTHAL: We shall make thee read (O Muhammad) so that thou shalt not forget
SHAKIR: We will make you recite so you shall not forget,

YUSUFALI: Except as Allah wills: For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.
PICKTHAL: Save that which Allah willeth. Lo! He knoweth the disclosed and that which still is hidden;
SHAKIR: Except what Allah pleases, surely He knows the manifest, and what is hidden.

YUSUFALI: And We will make it easy for thee (to follow) the simple (Path).
PICKTHAL: And We shall ease thy way unto the state of ease.
SHAKIR: And We will make your way smooth to a state of ease.

YUSUFALI: Therefore give admonition in case the admonition profits (the hearer).
PICKTHAL: Therefor remind (men), for of use is the reminder.
SHAKIR: Therefore do remind, surely reminding does profit.

YUSUFALI: The admonition will be received by those who fear (Allah):
PICKTHAL: He will heed who feareth,
SHAKIR: He who fears will mind,

YUSUFALI: But it will be avoided by those most unfortunate ones,
PICKTHAL: But the most hapless will flout it,
SHAKIR: And the most unfortunate one will avoid it,

YUSUFALI: Who will enter the Great Fire,
PICKTHAL: He who will be flung to the great Fire
SHAKIR: Who shall enter the great fire;

YUSUFALI: In which they will then neither die nor live.
PICKTHAL: Wherein he will neither die nor live.
SHAKIR: Then therein he shall neither live nor die.

YUSUFALI: But those will prosper who purify themselves,
PICKTHAL: He is successful who groweth,
SHAKIR: He indeed shall be successful who purifies himself,

YUSUFALI: And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer.
PICKTHAL: And remembereth the name of his Lord, so prayeth,
SHAKIR: And magnifies the name of his Lord and prays.

YUSUFALI: Day (behold), ye prefer the life of this world;
PICKTHAL: But ye prefer the life of the world
SHAKIR: Nay! you prefer the life of this world,

YUSUFALI: But the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
PICKTHAL: Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.
SHAKIR: While the hereafter is better and more lasting.

YUSUFALI: And this is in the Books of the earliest (Revelation),-
PICKTHAL: Lo! This is in the former scrolls.
SHAKIR: Most surely this is in the earlier scriptures,

YUSUFALI: The Books of Abraham and Moses.
PICKTHAL: The Books of Abraham and Moses.
SHAKIR: The scriptures of Ibrahim and Musa.

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