87. Surah Al-Ala - The Most High

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Steps to Memorize The Holy Quran Ayah by Ayah:

Step 1: Play Each Ayah     Step 2: Repeat After or With It     Step 3: Memorize Each Ayah     Step 4: Then Proceed with Next Ayah & Repeat Step 1 to 3 For All Ayahs.

Play Each Ayah & Repeat (as many times as needed) After or With it in a similar tone (qiraat) and pronunciation (tajweed) until you have Memorized the Ayah, after you have memorized the Ayah, play and repeat the Next Ayah, do this until you have In Sha Allah memorized all the Ayahs (i.e., verses) in the entire Surah. Make sure to also Read, Understand and Learn the Translation of the Surah inorder to get a better understanding of the Surah you are Memorizing or Reading.

Memorize & Understand Ayah by Ayah

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ayah 1: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

سَبِّحِ ٱسْمَ رَبِّكَ ٱلْأَعْلَى

Ayah/Verse 1: sabbiḥi is’ma rabbika l-aʿlā

Meaning: Glorify the Name of your Lord ˹Allah˺, the Most High

[Sabbihisma Rabbikal A’laa]

Ayah 2 & 3: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ

Ayah/Verse 2: alladhī khalaqa fasawwā

Meaning: ˹Allah˺ The One Who created and fashioned (i.e., proportioned everything)

[Allazee khalaqa fasawwaa]

وَٱلَّذِى قَدَّرَ فَهَدَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 3: wa-alladhī qaddara fahadā

Meaning: and ˹Allah˺ The One Who destined (i.e., set destiny) and guided 

[Wallazee qaddara fahadaa]

Ayah 4: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَٱلَّذِىٓ أَخْرَجَ ٱلْمَرْعَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 4: wa-alladhī akhraja l-marʿā

Meaning: and ˹Allah˺ The One Who brings forth the ˹green˺ pasture

[Wallazeee akhrajal mar’aa]

Ayah 5: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فَجَعَلَهُۥ غُثَآءً أَحْوَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 5: fajaʿalahu ghuthāan aḥwā

Meaning: then makes it dark-colored stubble (i.e., pasture into dried and lifeless hay)

[Faja’alahoo ghusaaa’an ahwaa]

Ayah 6 & 7: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

سَنُقْرِئُكَ فَلَا تَنسَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 6: sanuq’ri-uka falā tansā

Meaning: We will make you recite ˹the Quran˺ so you ˹O Prophet˺ will not forget ˹it at all˺

[Sanuqri’uka falaa tansaaa]

إِلَّا مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ يَعْلَمُ ٱلْجَهْرَ وَمَا يَخْفَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 7: illā shāa l-lahu innahu yaʿlamu l-jahra wamā yakhfā

Meaning: except what Allah wills. Indeed, He ˹Allah˺ knows what is declared and what is hidden

[Illaa maa shaaa’al laah; innahoo ya’lamul jahra wa maa yakhfaa]

Ayah 8: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلْيُسْرَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 8: wanuyassiruka lil’yus’rā

Meaning: And We will ease you ˹O Prophet˺ towards the ease

[Wa nu-yassiruka lilyusraa]

Ayah 9: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فَذَكِّرْ إِن نَّفَعَتِ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 9: fadhakkir in nafaʿati l-dhik’rā

Meaning: So remind, if the reminding benefits ˹the listener˺

[Fazakkir in nafa’atizzikraa]

Ayah 10: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

سَيَذَّكَّرُ مَن يَخْشَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 10: sayadhakkaru man yakhshā

Meaning: he ˹the listener˺ will accept the reminding who fears ˹Allah˺ 

[Sa yazzakkaru maiyakhshaa]

Ayah 11, 12: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

وَيَتَجَنَّبُهَا ٱلْأَشْقَى

Ayah/Verse 11: wayatajannabuhā l-ashqā

Meaning: and it (i.e., reminding) will be avoided by the most unfortunate one

[Wa yatajannabuhal ashqaa]

ٱلَّذِى يَصْلَى ٱلنَّارَ ٱلْكُبْرَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 12: alladhī yaṣlā l-nāra l-kub’rā

Meaning: the one who ˹is unfortunate˺ will burn in the Great Fire

[Allazee yaslan Naaral kubraa]

Ayah 13: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

ثُمَّ لَا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلَا يَحْيَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 13: thumma yamūtu fīhā walā yaḥyā

Meaning: then neither will he (i.e., unfortunate one) die therein (i.e., in the Great Fire) and nor will he live

[Summa laa yamootu feehaa wa laa yahyaa]

Ayah 14, 15: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ

Ayah/Verse 14: qad aflaḥa man tazakkā

Meaning: Indeed, successful is ˹the one˺ who purifies ˹oneself˺

[Qad aflaha man tazakkaa]

وَذَكَرَ ٱسْمَ رَبِّهِۦ فَصَلَّىٰ

Ayah/Verse 15: wadhakara is’ma rabbihi faṣallā

Meaning: and remembered the Name of his Lord ˹Allah˺, and prayed

[Wa zakaras ma Rabbihee fasallaa]

Ayah 16, 17: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا

Ayah/Verse 16: bal tu’thirūna l-ḥayata l-dun’yā

Meaning: But you (i.e., human being) prefer the life of the world

[Bal tu’siroonal hayaatad dunyaa]

وَٱلْـَٔاخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 17: wal-ākhiratu khayrun wa-abqā

Meaning: while the Hereafter is far Better and Everlasting (i.e., permanent)

[Wal Aakhiratu khairunw wa abqaa]

Ayah 18, 19: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَفِى ٱلصُّحُفِ ٱلْأُولَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 18: inna hādhā lafī l-ṣuḥufi l-ūlā

Meaning: Indeed, this surely is ˹mentioned˺ in the Scriptures of the earlier 

[Inna haazaa lafis suhu fil oolaa]

صُحُفِ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 19: ṣuḥufi ib’rāhīma wamūsā

Meaning: the Scriptures of Abraham (Prophet Ibrahim) and Moses (Prophet Musa)

[Suhufi Ibraaheema wa Moosaa]

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