Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Alif. Lam. Ra. A DIVINE WRIT [is this], with messages that have been made clear in and by themselves, and have been distinctly spelled out as well - [bestowed upon you] out of the grace of One who is wise, all-aware
M. M. Pickthall
Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded. (It cometh) from One Wise, Informed
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
A. L. R. (This is) a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), further explained in detail,- from One Who is Wise and Well-acquainted (with all things)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Alif-Lãm-Ra. ˹This is˺ a Book whose verses are well perfected and then fully explained. ˹It is˺ from the One ˹Who is˺ All-Wise, All-Aware.
Alif Lam Ra, [this is] a Book whose verses are perfectly constructed, then detailed directly from the grace of the Wise, the Most Expert,
Alif Lam Ra [This is] a Book, with verses which are fundamental [in nature], and then expounded in detail by One who is all wise and all aware
Alif Lam Ra (This is) a Book, whose verses are made decisive, then are they made plain, from the Wise, All-aware
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Alif L[m R[. A Book, the signs in it were set clear. Again, they were explained distinctly from that which proceeds from the Presence of the Wise, Aware,
A. L. R. [This is] a Book whose verses are decisive, and have been set forth detail in the presence of Someone [Who is] Wise, Informed
Alif-Lam-Ra. This is a book, the Verses in it are perfected, then explained in detail from One (Allah), who is All-Wise and Well-Acquainted,
The Study Quran
Alif. Lam. Ra. A Book whose signs have been determined, then expounded, from the Presence of One Wise, Aware
Dr. Kamal Omar
A. L. R. A Book — its Statements are given an established meaning, further on (these) have been provided with full details from the One Who is All-Wise, All-Aware —
M. Farook Malik
Alif L'am R'a. This Book, whose verses are perfected and issued in detail by the One Who is All-Wise, All-Aware
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Alif, Lam, Ra. A Scripture whose Verses were perfected, then elaborated, from One who is Wise and Informed
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Alif, Lam, Ra. (These are names of letters of the Arabic alphabet, and only Allah knows their meaning here) A book whose ayat (i.e., verses, signs) are set clear; thereafter expounded from very close to (Or: close to the Grace of) One Ever-Wise, Ever-Cognizant,
Alif. Lam. Ra . This is a Book from One who is All-wise and All-aware. Its verses are well composed and distinctly arranged (from one another
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Alif , Lam , Ra . (This is) a book the verses of which have been made firm, and elaborated by the One who is All Wise, All Aware
A.L.R. Allah, Aleem the Knower, Raheem the Kind. A Divine Writ this is, the Verses wherein are perfected and then expounded. It comes from One Wise, Aware
Dr. Munir Munshey
Alif, Laam, Raa. In the verses of this book (the Qur´an), orders have been revealed and then fully explained by the Wisest and the most Aware
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Alif Lam Ra: (This is) a Book, with true Verses (and firm meaning), explained in more detail, from One Who is All Wise, Well-Acquainted: (With all things
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book whose verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who is] Wise and Acquainted
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
A.L.R., a Scripture whose verses were made firm, then detailed from One who is Wise, Expert
Alif Lam Ra [This is] a Scripture whose verses are perfected, then set out clearly, from One who is all wise, all aware
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Alif. Lam. Ra. A Book this, the verses whereof are guarded, and then detailed, from before the Wise, the Aware
ALIF LAM RA. This is a Book whose verses are indeclinable and distinct, which comes from One who is most wise and all-knowing
Alif Lam Ra. A Book whose ayats are perfectly constructed, and then demarcated, coming directly from One who is All-Wise, All-Aware.
Alif. Lam. Ra. A Book whose Revelations in verses have been made firm (absolutely free of doubt, alteration, or annulment) and full of wisdom, and arranged in sequence and distinctly detailed. It is from One All-Wise, All-Aware
Ali Quli Qara'i
Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book, whose signs have been made definitive and then elaborated, from One [who is] all-wise, all-aware
Hamid S. Aziz
ALIF LAM RA. This is a Book whose signs (verses) are perfected (confirmed, fundamental and well-established) and then expounded (explained in detail), from the Wise One, the Aware
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
A.L.R. (Alif. Lam. Ra.) A book that its verses are made firm/perfect (as what to do and what not to do) and then explained by the wise and well-informed one.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Alif, Laam, Raa. A book with verses of wisdom, further explained in detail, from the One who is Most Wise and All Aware
Alif Lam Ra’. This is a Book whose verses give clear instructions, explained by a Wise, Knowledgeable Lord:
Alif. Lam. Ra. This is a Divine Command whose contents have been made firm and set forth in detail from One Who is All-Wise, All-Aware
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
ALR, a Book in which its revelations have been made lawgiving, then detailed, from One who is Wise, Expert.
Alif Lam Ra. This is a Book, Verses in which are ordained and then explained from the One Who is Wise and Well-aware
Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Alif Lam Ra; This is a Book, whose verses are full of wisdom, then have been detailed from One Wise Aware.
A.L.R. This is a scripture whose verses have been perfected, then elucidated. It comes from a Most Wise, Most Cognizant.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
AlifLaamRa. (This is) a Book whose verses are clear, and then distinguished from Him, the Wise, the Aware
Maulana Muhammad Ali
I, Allah, am the Seer. A Book, whose verses are characterized by wisdom, then they are made plain, from One Wise, Aware
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira
A L R , a Book its verses/evidences were perfected/tightened , then were detailed/explained/clarified from at/by (a) wise/judicious, expert/experienced
A.L.R. Qur’an is a firm Book [which is well-balanced, strong, and unchangeable. It mentions only the truth.] In its verses, God, the Most Wise, the Most Knowledgeable, Himself explain the Message in detail
Alif-Lam-Ra*; "This is a Book, the verses of which are full of wisdom - then explained in detail - from the Wise, the Well Aware." (* Alphabets of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.
Alif Lam Ra. This is a Book, whose verses have been made firm and free from imperfection and then they have been expounded in detail. It is from One Wise, and All-Aware
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Alif, Lam, Ra. (Only Allah and the Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him] know the real meaning. This) is (that) Book whose Verses are firmly founded; then they have been explained in detail by (the Lord) Who is All-Wise, All-Aware
Amatul Rahman Omar
Alif Lam Ra - I am Allah, the All-Seeing. (This is) a Book, whose verses have been characterised by wisdom and they have been explained in detail. It is from One All-Wise, All-Aware (God)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Alif-Lam-Ra. (These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings).(This is) a Book, the Verses whereof are perfected (in every sphere of knowledge, etc.), and then explained in detail from One (Allah), Who is All-Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things)
New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Book, whose Verses are made perfect and lucid. It is from the One who is All-Wise, All-Aware.
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher
Alif Lam Ra. A book whose verses have been pronounced, then explained, by One wise and informed.
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Alif. Lam. Ra. This Book of Scriptures is perfected and clarified. It is from the One who is Perfectly Wise and Fully Aware.
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation
Alif Lām Ra. A Scripture whose signs were perfected, then detailed, from One Who is All-Wise, All-Aware:
Irving & Mohamed Hegab
A. L. R. [This is] a Book whose verses are decisive, and have been set forth detail in the presence of Someone [Who is] All-Wise, All-Informed
Alif, Lam, Ra. A Book in which its verses were well-controlled, then detailed, from the presence of who is Wise, Expert.
Alif. LÄm. RÄ. This is a book, with verses which have been perfected and distinctly spelled out, bestowed on you by One who is Wise, All-aware.
Alif, Lam, Ra... The signs of the Knowledge (Book) have been distinctly established, and then manifested in detail from the ladun (the potential of the Names comprising one's essence) of the Hakim, the Habir.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
'Alif 'A', Lam 'L', Ra 'R'.(This is)a Book whose verses are set firmly, then explained in detail, from One All- Wise, All- Aware.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim
A. (Alef), L. (Lam), R. (Raa), the Surah opens with these, letters introductory from the Arabic Alphabet to draw attention to the miracle of the Quran which though written in the people's tongue, cannot be emulated
Alif Laam Raa, (This is) a book, the communications of which are established (in wisdom, decisive), then explained in detail, from One Wise, Informed,