The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
READ IN THE name of your Lord who created, 1 Created man from a clot. 2 Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful One 3 Who taught by the pen, 4 Teacheth man that which he knew not. 5 By no means: Verily man exorbitateth. 6 that he sees himself sufficed. 7 Surely to your Lord is the return. 8 Did you see him who forbids 9 a servant [of God] from praying? 10 What is your opinion – if he were upon guidance, 11 Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? 12 Have you seen if he denies and turns away - 13 Does he not know that God sees? 14 Nay, but if he cease not We will seize him by the forelock - 15 The lying, sinful forelock - 16 Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers), 17 We shall call on the guards of Hell. 18 No indeed; do thou not obey him, and bow thyself, and draw nigh. ۩ 19
Allah the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)