In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
The God of MERCY hath taught the Koran,
Hath created man,
Hath taught him articulate speech,
The Sun and the Moon have each their times,
And the plants and the trees bend in adoration.
And the Heaven, He hath reared it on high, and hath appointed the balance;
That in the balance ye should not transgress.
Weigh therefore with fairness, and scant not the balance.
And the Earth, He hath prepared it for the living tribes:
Therein are fruits, and the palms with sheathed clusters,
And the grain with its husk, and the fragrant plants.
Which then of the bounties of your Lord will ye twain1 deny?
He created man of clay like that of the potter.
Which then of the bounties, etc.
He is the Lord of the East,2
He is the Lord of the West:
He hath let loose the two seas3 which meet each other:
Yet between them is a barrier which they overpass not:
From each he bringeth up pearls both great and small:
And His are the ships towering up at sea like mountains:
All on the earth shall pass away,
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