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 Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Recite in the name of your Lord Who created, (1) created man out of a germ-cell (2) Read! Your Lord is the Most Generous, (3) Who taught (to write) with the pen (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5) Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds, (6) Because he sees himself self-sufficient. (7) Verily unto thy Lord is the return. (8) What is your opinion regarding him who forbids (9) A votary when he turns to his devotions? (10) Do you think he is rightly guided, (11) Or enjoins righteousness? (12) Have you thought that if he denies and turns away, (13) Does he, then, not know that God sees [all]? (14) Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) ceases not, We will catch him by the forelock, (15) a lying, sinful forelock. (16) Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers), (17) We too would summon the braves of the army. (18) Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)! ۩ (19)
True are the words of God 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