The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Read (Prophet Muhammad) in the Name of your Lord who created, 1 Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: 2 Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous - 3 Who taught by the pen - 4 taught the human what he did not know. 5 No indeed; surely Man waxes insolent, 6 that he sees himself sufficed. 7 Surely to your Lord is your return. 8 Seest thou one who forbids- 9 a servant when he prays -- 10 Do you think he is rightly guided, 11 or enjoins true piety? 12 Have you seen if he denies and turns away - 13 Did he not know that God sees? 14 No indeed; surely, if he gives not over, We shall seize him by the forelock, 15 A forelock, lying, sinning. 16 Then let him summon his council, 17 We will call the guards of hell. 18 Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)! ۩ 19
True are the words of God the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)