Extol the limitless glory of the name of your Lord, the Most High,
who creates and proportions well,
who determines and guides,
who brings forth the pasturage,
then turns it to withered grass.
We shall teach you and you shall not forget,
except what God wills. He knows what is manifest and what is kept hidden.
And We shall smooth your way to perfect ease.
Give warning, therefore, [regardless of] whether such warning is of use.
He who fears God will heed it,
but the most hapless wretch will turn aside from it,
who shall be cast into the great fire,
in which he shall neither die nor remain alive.
Successful will be he who purifies himself,
and glorifies the name of his Lord and prays.
Yet you prefer this present life,
while the life to come is better and longer lasting.
All this has indeed been stated in the earlier revelations;
the scriptures of Abraham and Moses.