The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created, 1 Created man from a clinging substance. 2 Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous - 3 Who teacheth by the pen, 4 Has taught man that which he knew not. 5 No indeed; surely Man waxes insolent, 6 As he considers himself independent! 7 However, (all things) will return to your Lord. 8 What thinkest thou? He who forbids 9 A slave when he prayeth? 10 Have you seen if he was upon guidance 11 Or enjoins Righteousness? 12 Hast thou seen if he denieth (Allah's guidance) and is froward? 13 Does he, then, not know that God sees [all]? 14 Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehead 15 By the lying, the sinful forelock. 16 Then let him summon his council, 17 We shall call the guards of Hell. 18 Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)! ۩ 19
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)