The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
Recite thou in the name of thy Lord Who hath created 1 Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: 2 Recite! Your Lord is the most Honorable One, 3 Who taught by the pen - 4 taught Man that he knew not. 5 No indeed; surely Man waxes insolent, 6 that he sees himself sufficed. 7 Surely to your Lord is your return. 8 Have you seen him who forbids 9 a worshipper from praying? 10 Have you seen if he is upon guidance 11 Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? 12 Did you consider: what if he gives the lie (to the Truth) and turns away (from it)? 13 Knows he not that Allah does see (what he does)? 14 No indeed; if he does not desist, We shall drag him by the forelock; 15 by the lying forelock steeped in sin. 16 and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom, 17 We will now call the guards! 18 Beware! Do not obey him, but bow in adoration and draw near (to your Lord). ۩ 19
True are the words of God the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)