The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created, 1 created man from a clot [of blood]. 2 Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, 3 Who taught by the pen - 4 taught man what he did not know. 5 Yes indeed, man is surely rebellious. 6 For he thinks he is sufficient in himself. 7 Lo! unto thy Lord is the return. 8 Have you seen him who restrains 9 A slave when he prayeth? 10 Did you consider: what if he is on the Right Way, 11 Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? 12 Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Quran), and turns away? 13 Knoweth he not that Allah doth see? 14 No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock - 15 The lying, sinful forelock - 16 Let him call on his associates for help 17 We will call the angels of Hell. 18 No, not at all. Never obey him. But prostrate yourself and become nigh (to your Lord). ۩ 19
God the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)