The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Recite in the name of your Lord Who created, 1 created Man of a blood-clot. 2 Read, for your Lord is most beneficent, 3 who, by the pen, taught the human being: 4 The One Who taught man all what he did not know. 5 Nay, verily, man becomes grossly overweening 6 As he considers himself independent! 7 Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all). 8 Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth 9 A servant when he prays? 10 What will happen if the praying person is rightly guided 11 or enjoins true piety? 12 What do you think? Have you seen if he belies and turns away, 13 Knoweth he not that Allah beholdeth? 14 Nay! if he desist not, We would certainly smite his forehead, 15 A forelock that lies, is sinful. 16 So let him call his associates, 17 We too shall summon the guards of Hell. 18 By no means! Obey not thou him. Continue to adore, and continue to draw nigh. ۩ 19
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)