¡ Praise be to God, unto Whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware.
1 This is one of five sūrahs that begin with Praise be to God (see 1:2; 6:1; 18:1; 35:1). That whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth belongs to God is reiterated in several verses (cf. 2:255, 284; 3:109, 129; 4:126, 171; 14:2; 22:64; 42:4, 53) and mentioned in various ways throughout the Quran. In this verse His is the praise in the Hereafter, but elsewhere it is stated that His is the praise in the heavens and on the earth (30:18) and at the beginning and at the end (28:70), meaning that God is praised in every place and at every time; see 1:2c.