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 God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has created (1) Created man from an embryo; (2) Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, (3) Who hath taught mankind by the pen (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5) Despite this, the human being still tends to rebel (6) Because he sees himself self-sufficient. (7) Indeed, to your Lord is the returning. (8) Bethinkest thou him who forbiddeth, (9) A votary when he turns to his devotions? (10) Have you seen if he was upon guidance (11) Or had enjoined piety, (it would have been better)? (12) Bethinkest thou, if he belieth and turneth away? (13) Does he not know that God observes all things? (14) Let him beware! If he does not desist, We will drag him by the forelock -- (15) A lying, sinful forelock! (16) and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom, (17) We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)! (18) Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]! ۩ (19)
True are the words of Allah 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