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)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
READ IN THE name of your Lord who created, (1) He created man from a clot of blood. (2) Read, and your Lord only is the Most Beneficent, (3) Who taught by the pen, (4) taught man what he did not know! (5) By no means: Verily man exorbitateth. (6) For he thinks he is sufficient in himself. (7) Surely! Unto your Lord is the return. (8) Have you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) seen him (i.e. Abu Jahl) who prevents, (9) a worshipper from praying? (10) Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way, (11) or enjoins true piety? (12) Hast thou considered whether he may [not] be giving the lie to the truth and turning his back [upon it]? (13) Does he not know that God observes all things? (14) And yet indeed if he does not desist We shall drag him by the forelock, (15) A lying, sinful forelock! (16) Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades): (17) and We too will call the stern and angry keepers 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)
96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
۩
Prostration
Juz 30