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 God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created, (1) Created man from an embryo; (2) Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful One (3) Who taught by the pen - (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5) Despite this, the human being still tends to rebel (6) In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient. (7) Surely your returning is to your Lord. (8) Have you seen him who forbids (9) a servant [of God] from praying? (10) Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way, (11) or enjoins true piety? (12) Do you see how he has denied the truth and turned away from it? (13) does he not know that Allah sees? (14) Let him beware! If he does not desist, We will drag him by the forelock -- (15) a lying, sinful forelock. (16) So let him call on his concourse! (17) We shall summon the guards of Hell. (18) Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]! ۩ (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)
96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
۩
Prostration
Juz 30