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
Recite in the name of your Lord who created - (1) Created man from a clinging substance. (2) Read, for your Lord is most beneficent, (3) who, by the pen, taught the human being: (4) taught Man that he knew not. (5) Yet man behaves arrogantly, (6) Because he sees himself self-sufficient. (7) Surely to your Lord is the return. (8) Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth (9) a servant when he prays -- (10) What is your opinion if he were upon guidance, (11) or is concerned with God-consciousness? (12) Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Quran), and turns away? (13) Does he not realize that God sees him? (14) And yet indeed if he does not desist We shall drag him by the forelock, (15) The lying, sinful forelock - (16) Let him call on his associates for help (17) We shall call on the guards of Hell. (18) No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah]. ۩ (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