Al-Alaq - The Clot, Read! - Meccan

  1. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  2. 96:1 Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-

  3. 96:2 Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:

  4. 96:3 Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-

  5. 96:4 He Who taught (the use of) the pen,-

  6. 96:5 Taught man that which he knew not.

  7. 96:6 Day, but man doth transgress all bounds,

  8. 96:7 In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient.

  9. 96:8 Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all).

  10. 96:9 Seest thou one who forbids-

  11. 96:10 A votary when he (turns) to pray?

  12. 96:11 Seest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance?-

  13. 96:12 Or enjoins Righteousness?

  14. 96:13 Seest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away?

  15. 96:14 Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?

  16. 96:15 Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock,-

  17. 96:16 A lying, sinful forelock!

  18. 96:17 Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades):

  19. 96:18 We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)!

  20. 96:19 Day, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)!