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87:1  EXTOL the limitless glory of thy Sustainer's name: [the glory of] the Al-Highest
87:2  who creates [every thing], and thereupon forms it in accordance with what it is meant to be
87:3  and who determines the nature [of all that exists], and thereupon guides it [towards its fulfilment]
87:4  and who brings forth herbage
87:5  and thereupon causes it to decay into rust-brown stubble
87:6  WE SHALL teach thee, and thou wilt not forget [aught of what thou art taught]
87:7  save what God may will [thee to forget] - for, verily, He [alone] knows all that is open to [man's] perception as well as all that is hidden [from it]
87:8  and [thus] shall We make easy for thee the path towards [ultimate] ease
87:9  REMIND, THEN, [others of the truth, regardless of] whether this reminding [would seem to] be of use [or not]
87:10  in mind will keep it he who stands in awe [of God]
87:11  but aloof from it will remain that most hapless wretch &ndash
87:12  he who [in the life to come] shall have to endure the great fir
87:13  wherein he will neither die nor remain alive
87:14  To happiness [in the life to come] will indeed attain he who attains to purity [in this world]
87:15  and remembers his Sustainer's name, and prays [unto Him]
87:16  But nay, [O men,] you prefer the life of this world
87:17  although the life to come is better and more enduring
87:18  Verily, [all] this has indeed been [said] in the earlier revelations &ndash
87:19  the revelations of Abraham and Moses