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, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
(Muhammad), read in the name of your Lord who created (all things). (1) Createth man from a clot. (2) Read and your Lord is Most Honorable, (3) He Who taught (the use of) the pen,- (4) Taught man what he knew not. (5) Yet man behaves arrogantly, (6) for he thinks himself self-sufficient. (7) Surely unto thy Lord is the Returning. (8) Bethinkest thou him who forbiddeth, (9) A bondman when he offers the prayer? (10) Tell me, if he (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) is on the guidance (of Allah)? (11) He would enjoin piety, so how good it would be! (12) Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Quran), and turns away? (13) Did he not realise that Allah is watching? (14) No indeed; if he does not desist, We shall drag him by the forelock; (15) A lying, sinful forehead. (16) and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom, (17) We will call the angels of Hell. (18) No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah]. ۩ (19)
God the Almighty always says the truth.
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