The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
READ IN THE name of your Lord who created, (1) created Man of a blood-clot. (2) Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, (3) Who taught (to write) with the pen (4) taught Man that he knew not. (5) No! [But] indeed, man transgresses (6) for he thinks himself self-sufficient. (7) Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all). (8) What do you think? Have you seen he who forbids (9) a worshipper from praying? (10) Have you seen if he is upon guidance (11) or if he commands others to maintain piety!? (12) Did you consider: what if he gives the lie (to the Truth) and turns away (from it)? (13) does he not know that Allah sees? (14) Let him know that if he does not desist, We shall certainly drag him by his forelocks, (15) A lying, sinful forelock! (16) So let him summon his helpmates; (17) We shall call on the guards of Hell. (18) No, not at all. Never obey him. But prostrate yourself and become nigh (to your Lord). ۩ (19)
Allah 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)