The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created, 1 created man from a clot [of blood]. 2 Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, 3 Who hath taught mankind by the pen 4 Has taught man that which he knew not. 5 Yet man behaves arrogantly, 6 That he thinketh himself independent! 7 Surely! Unto your Lord is the return. 8 What do you think? Have you seen he who forbids 9 A bondman when he offers the prayer? 10 What will happen if the praying person is rightly guided 11 Or enjoins piety? 12 Have you seen if he denies and turns away - 13 Did he not know that God sees? 14 Let him know that if he does not desist, We shall certainly drag him by his forelocks, 15 A lying, sinful forelock! 16 Let him call on his associates for help 17 We, will call the Zabania (the harsh angels of Hell). 18 No indeed; do thou not obey him, and bow thyself, and draw nigh. ۩ 19
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)