The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- (1) Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: (2) Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous, (3) who taught by the Pen, (4) Taught man what he did not know. (5) And yet, but yet man is rebellious, (6) because he thinks himself self-sufficient: (7) Indeed, to your Lord is the returning. (8) What thinkest thou? He who forbids (9) A votary when he (turns) to pray? (10) Have you seen if he is upon guidance (11) Or he commandeth piety? (12) Have you considered if he gives the lie to the truth and turns (his) back? (13) Is he then unaware that Allah seeth? (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 upon his way! (17) We shall call on the guards of Hell. (18) (Muhammad), never yield to him! Prostrate yourself and try to come closer to God. ۩ (19)
God 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)