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.

This website is still in progress with only those explanations that are complete being uploaded so far.

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

Compiled So Far

  1. The Opening الفاتحة‎
  1. Noah نوح
  1. The Clear Proof البينة‎
  2. The Earthquake الزلزلة
  3. Those That Run العاديات
  4. The Striking Hour القارعة
  5. The Piling Up التكاثر
  6. The Time العصر‎
  7. The Slanderer الهمزة
  8. The Elephant الفيل
  9. The Quraish قريش
  10. The Small Kindnesses الماعون
  11. The River in Paradise الكوثر
  12. The Disbelievers الكافرون
  13. The Help النصر‎
  14. The Palm Fibre المسد
  15. The Purity الإخلاص
  16. The Daybreak الفلق
  17. Mankind الناس
The Opening - The Qur'an in English - WATTS