The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Read (Prophet Muhammad) in the Name of your Lord who created, 1 created man out of a germ-cell 2 Read! Your Lord is the Most Generous, 3 The One Who taught to write with the pen. 4 taught the human what he did not know. 5 Nay, but verily man is rebellious 6 For he thinks he is sufficient in himself. 7 Surely! Unto your Lord is the return. 8 Have you seen him who forbids 9 A servant when he prays? 10 Have you seen if he is upon guidance 11 Or enjoins piety? 12 What is your opinion – if he denies and turns away, how wretched will be his state! 13 Did he not realise that Allah is watching? 14 No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock - 15 his lying, sinful forelock. 16 Then let him call his associates; 17 We too shall summon the guards of Hell. 18 Yes indeed; do not listen to him – and prostrate, and become close to Us. (Command of Prostration # 14) ۩ 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)