An Explanation of The Qur’an in Simple English

The Meanings of The Quran in Simple English - The Speech of God - WATTS

God has said,

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O mankind! Worship your Lord (alone), who created you and those before you so that you may become pious.

ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ فِرَٰشًا وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بِنَآءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِۦ مِنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا۟ لِلَّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

Who made for you the earth as a stretched out expanse and the sky a ceiling, and who sent down water from the sky and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not set up rivals for God (in worship) while you know.

Chapter 2 (The Cow) Verses 21-22

The Meanings of The Quran in Simple English - The Speech of God - WATTS

Compiler’s Introduction

In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family, companions and those who follow them until the Day of Judgement. 

To proceed,

The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

“Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse (them).”

Authenticated by Bukhari

The website before you is an Explanation of The Meanings of The Qur’an, God’s Final Revelation to mankind before the coming of The Hour.

To date, there had yet to be an English Explanation of the Meanings of The Qur’an in One Volume which was both Correct in Meaning and Simple and Easy to read from the off for all peoples.

Building upon the work of several Orthodox Muslim Scholars and Senior Students of Knowledge, we set out to be a means of solving this, by the Permission of The Lord, that all peoples might be able to easily learn the correct meanings of The Speech of God.

I urge the reader to choose the Correct, Orthodox Islamic Texts to learn about their Lord and for those new to Islam then this very website before you.

For explanations of meanings of verses and for continued study, one should refer to the Orthodox Muslim Scholars or Students of Knowledge, or if one is not able then refer to the books of Orthodox Quranic Explanation such as Tafsir As-Sa’di and Tafsir ibn Kathir, much of both having been translated into the English Language. These might be purchased here.

So Read, O reader, your life is short and what comes after is forever!

All praise belongs to God, The Lord of The Worlds, may he extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

Niall Rhys WATTS

Contents - The Qur'an in English - WATTS


  1. The Opening الفاتحة‎
  2. The Cow البقرة‎
  3. The Family of Imran آل عمران
  4. The Women النساء
  5. The Table Spread المائدة
  6. The Cattle الأنعام
  7. The Heights الأعراف
  8. The Spoils of War الأنفال
  9. The Repentance التوبة
  10. Jonah يونس
  11. Hud هود
  12. Joseph يوسف‎
  13. The Thunder الرعد
  14. Abraham ابراهيم
  15. The Rocky Tract الحجر
  16. The Bee النحل
  17. The Night Journey الإسراء
  18. The Cave الكهف
  19. Mary مريم
  20. Ta-Ha طه
  21. The Prophets الأنبياء
  22. The Pilgrimage الحج
  23. The Believers المؤمنون
  24. The Light النور
  25. The Criterion الفرقان
  26. The Poets الشعراء
  27. The Ants النمل
  28. The Narration القصص
  29. The Spider العنكبوت
  30. The Romans الروم
  31. Luqman لقمان
  32. The Prostration السجدة
  33. The Confederates الأحزاب
  34. Sheba سبإ
  35. Originator فاطر
  36. Ya-Sin يس
  37. Those Ranged in Ranks الصافات
  38. Ṣaad ص
  39. The Groups الزمر
  40. The Forgiver غافر‎
  41. Explained in Detail فصلت
  42. The Consultation الشورى
  43. The Gold Adornments الزخرف
  44. The Smoke الدخان
  45. The Kneeling الجاثية
  46. The Curved Sandhills الأحقاف
  47. Muhammad محمد
  48. The Victory الفتح
  49. The Dwellings الحجرات
  50. Qaf ق
  51. The Winds That Scatter الذاريات
  52. The Mount الطور
  53. The Star النجم
  54. The Moon القمر
  55. The Most Merciful الرحمن
  56. The Event الواقعة
  57. Iron الحديد
  58. The Woman That Disputes المجادلة
  59. The Gathering الحشر
  60. The Woman That Examines الممتحنة
  61. The Row or The Rank الصف
  62. Friday الجمعة
  63. The Hypocrites المنافقون
  64. Mutual Loss and Gain التغابن
  65. The Divorce الطلاق
  66. The Prohibition التحريم
  67. Dominion الملك
  68. The Pen القلم
  69. The Inevitable الحاقة‎
  70. The Ways of Ascent المعارج
  71. Noah نوح
  72. The Jinn الجن
  73. The One Wrapped in Garments المزمل
  74. The One Enveloped المدثر
  75. The Resurrection القيامة
  76. Man الإنسان
  77. Those Sent Forth المرسلات
  78. The Great News النبأ‎
  79. Those Who Pull Out النازعات
  80. He Frowned عبس
  81. Wound Round and Lost Its Light التكوير‎
  82. The Cleaving الانفطار
  83. Those Who Deal in Fraud المطففين
  84. The Splitting Asunder الانشقاق
  85. The Big Stars البروج‎
  86. The Night Comer الطارق
  87. The Most High الأعلى
  88. The Overwhelming الغاشية
  89. The Break of Day or The Dawn الفجر
  90. The City البلد
  91. The Sun الشمس‎
  92. The Night الليل
  93. The Forenoon – After Sunrise الضحى
  94. The Opening Forth الشرح
  95. The Fig التين
  96. The Clot العلق
  97. The Night of Decree القدر
  98. The Clear Proof البينة‎
  99. The Earthquake الزلزلة
  100. Those That Run العاديات
  101. The Striking Hour القارعة
  102. The Piling Up التكاثر
  103. The Time العصر‎
  104. The Slanderer الهمزة
  105. The Elephant الفيل
  106. The Quraish قريش
  107. The Small Kindnesses الماعون
  108. The River in Paradise الكوثر
  109. The Disbelievers الكافرون
  110. The Help النصر‎
  111. The Palm Fibre المسد
  112. The Purity الإخلاص
  113. The Daybreak الفلق
  114. Mankind الناس‎
The Opening - The Qur'an in English - WATTS