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1.  *     Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High,
2.  *     Who has created (everything), and then proportioned it;
3.  *     And Who has measured (preordainments for each and everything even to be blessed or wretched); then guided (i.e. showed mankind the right as well as wrong paths, and guided the animals to pasture);
4.  *     And Who brings out the pasturage,
5.  *     And then makes it dark stubble.
6.  *     We shall make you to recite (the Quran), so you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) shall not forget (it),
7.  *     Except what Allah, may will, He knows what is apparent and what is hidden.
8.  *     And We shall make easy for you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) the easy way (i.e. the doing of righteous deeds).
9.  *     Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them).
10.  *     The reminder will be received by him who fears (Allah),
11.  *     But it will be avoided by the wretched,
12.  *     Who will enter the great Fire and made to taste its burning,
13.  *     Wherein he will neither die (to be in rest) nor live (a good living).
14.  *     Indeed whosoever purifies himself (by avoiding polytheism and accepting Islamic Monotheism) shall achieve success,
15.  *     And remembers (glorifies) the Name of his Lord (worships none but Allah), and prays (five compulsory prayers and Nawafil additional prayers).
16.  *     Nay, you prefer the life of this world;
17.  *     Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.
18.  *     Verily! This is in the former Scriptures,
19.  *     The Scriptures of Ibrahim (Abraham) and Moosa (Moses) ( ).