The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created, 1 He created man from a clot. 2 Recite thou: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, 3 Who taught by the pen - 4 Teacheth man that which he knew not. 5 Yet man behaves arrogantly, 6 That he thinketh himself independent! 7 Indeed towards your Lord only is the return. 8 Have you seen the one who prohibits 9 A votary when he (turns) to pray? 10 Have you considered if he were on the right way, 11 Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? 12 What is your opinion – if he denies and turns away, how wretched will be his state! 13 Did he not know that God sees? 14 Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock,- 15 by the lying forelock steeped in sin. 16 Let him call on his associates for help 17 We, will call the Zabania (the harsh angels of Hell). 18 By no means! Obey not thou him. Continue to adore, and continue to draw nigh. ۩ 19
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)