The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Read (Prophet Muhammad) in the Name of your Lord who created, 1 Created man from an embryo; 2 Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous, 3 who, by the pen, taught the human being: 4 The One Who taught man all what he did not know. 5 Yet man behaves arrogantly, 6 for he believes himself to be self-sufficient. 7 Surely! Unto your Lord is the return. 8 Bethinkest thou him who forbiddeth, 9 a servant [of God] from praying? 10 What is your opinion – if he were upon guidance, 11 or bade to godfearing -- 12 Bethinkest thou, if he belieth and turneth away? 13 Does he not know that God sees? 14 Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehead 15 a lying, sinful forelock. 16 So let him call on his concourse! 17 and We too will call the stern and angry keepers of hell. 18 Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah). ۩ 19
God 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)