The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has created (1) Hath created man from a clot! (2) Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous, (3) The One Who taught to write with the pen. (4) The One Who taught man all what he did not know. (5) And yet, but yet man is rebellious, (6) because he thinks himself self-sufficient: (7) Surely your returning is to your Lord. (8) Have you seen him who restrains (9) A servant when he prays? (10) Do you think he is rightly guided, (11) Or had enjoined piety, (it would have been better)? (12) Bethinkest thou, if he belieth and turneth away? (13) Did he not know that God sees? (14) No indeed; if he does not desist, We shall drag him by the forelock; (15) By the lying, the sinful forelock. (16) So let him summon his helpmates; (17) We shall call 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)