The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, 1 created man out of a germ-cell 2 Read, and your Lord only is the Most Beneficent, 3 Who taught (to write) with the pen 4 taught man what he did not know. 5 Nay, surely man transgresses; 6 As he bethinkest himself selfsufficient. 7 truly, all will return to your Lord. 8 Seest thou one who forbids- 9 A servant when he prays? 10 Did you consider: what if he is on the Right Way, 11 He would enjoin piety, so how good it would be! 12 Have you thought that if he denies and turns away, 13 Does he not realize that God sees him? 14 Indeed, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock, 15 a lying, sinful forelock. 16 So, let him call upon his way! 17 We shall summon the guards of Hell. 18 No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah]. ۩ 19
God Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)