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Surah Ala Ayat 15 in Arabic Text

وَذَكَرَ ٱسْمَ رَبِّهِۦ فَصَلَّىٰ
Wa zakaras ma Rabbihee fasallaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 15

Sahih International
And mentions the name of his Lord and prays.

Yusuf Ali
And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer.

Abul Ala Maududi
remembering his Lord’s name and praying.

Muhsin Khan
And remembers (glorifies) the Name of his Lord (worships none but Allah), and prays (five compulsory prayers and Nawafil additional prayers).

And remembereth the name of his Lord, so prayeth,

Dr. Ghali
And who remembers the Name of his Lord, so he prays.

Abdel Haleem
remember the name of their Lord, and pray.

Quran 87 Verse 15 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ala ayat 15, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(87:15) remembering his Lord’s name[14] and praying.[15]

14. To remember Allah signifies His remembrance in the heart as well as with the tongue.

15. That is, he did not remain content only with remembering Allah but proved by performing the Prayer that he is also practically prepared to obey God in Whom he has affirmed the faith, and will remember His name as long as he lives. In this verse mention has been made of two things respectively: First, to remember Allah, then to perform the Prayer. Accordingly, the method enjoined is that the Prayer be begun with Allahu Akbar. This is an evidence to prove that all the elements of the procedure that the Prophet (peace be upon him) has taught of performing the Prayer, are based on the allusions in the Quran. But, no one else, apart from the Messenger (peace be upon him) of Allah, could by combining these injunctions and allusions give the Prayer the form that it has.


The tafsir of Surah Al-Ala verse 15 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Al-Ala ayat 14 which provides the complete commentary from verse 14 through 19.

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