96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
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Prostration
Juz 30
The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
19 verses, revealed in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Recite in the name of your Lord Who created, (1) created man out of a germ-cell (2) Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous, (3) Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)]. (4) taught man what he did not know. (5) Yet man behaves arrogantly, (6) As he bethinkest himself selfsufficient. (7) for, behold, unto thy Sustainer all must return. (8) What do you think? Have you seen he who forbids (9) A bondman of Ours when he prayeth (10) Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way, (11) or is concerned with God-consciousness? (12) Have you seen if he denies and turns away - (13) does he not know that Allah sees? (14) Let him beware! If he does not desist, We will drag him by the forelock -- (15) a lying, sinful forelock. (16) So, let him call upon his way! (17) We, will call the Zabania (the harsh angels of Hell). (18) Yes indeed; do not listen to him and prostrate, and become close to Us. (Command of Prostration # 14) ۩ (19)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)
96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
۩
Prostration
Juz 30