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 from a clinging substance. (2) Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, (3) who has taught [man] the use of the pen (4) taught man what he did not know! (5) No! [But] indeed, man transgresses (6) for he thinks himself self-sufficient. (7) Indeed, to your Lord is the returning. (8) Seest thou one who forbids- (9) A servant when he prays? (10) Seest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance?- (11) Or enjoins Righteousness? (12) What do you think? Have you seen if he belies and turns away, (13) does he not know that Allah sees? (14) Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehead (15) his lying, sinful forelock. (16) Let him call on his associates for help (17) We too shall summon the guards of Hell. (18) Beware! Do not obey him, but bow in adoration and draw near (to your Lord). ۩ (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)