Praise 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 into withered grass.
We shall teach you to read and you shall not forget,
save what Allah wills. He knows what is manifest and what is kept hidden.
And We shall smooth your way to perfect ease.
Give warning, therefore, if warning is of use.
He who fears Allah will heed it,
but the most wretched will turn aside from it,
He shall be cast into the greatest fire,
in which he shall neither die nor live.
Prosperous is 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 is surely written in earlier scriptures;
The scriptures of Abraham and Moses.
*The Book “In The Shade of The Al-Quran”, Volume 30 by Syed Qutb