The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Recite thou in the name of thy Lord Who hath created 1 created man from a clot of congealed blood. 2 Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,- 3 who taught by the pen, 4 The One Who taught man all what he did not know. 5 Nay, surely man transgresses; 6 As he considers himself independent! 7 Surely to your Lord is your return. 8 Have you seen the one who prohibits 9 A servant when he prays? 10 Do you think he is rightly guided, 11 Or he commandeth piety? 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 desist not, We would certainly smite his forehead, 15 his lying sinful forelock. 16 Then let him call upon his henchmen! 17 We too would summon the braves of the army. 18 By no means! Obey not thou him. Continue to adore, and continue to draw nigh. ۩ 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)