The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
Recite in the name of your Lord Who created, 1 created man out of a germ-cell 2 Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, 3 Who taught by the pen, 4 The One Who taught man all what he did not know. 5 Yes indeed, man is surely rebellious. 6 because he thinks that he is independent. 7 However, (all things) will return to your Lord. 8 What is your opinion – regarding him who forbids – 9 a servant of Ours from prayer? 10 What will happen if the praying person is rightly guided 11 or bade to godfearing -- 12 What thinkest thou? If he cries lies, and turns away - 13 Does he not know that Allah sees? 14 Indeed, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock, 15 A lying, sinful forehead. 16 Then let him call his associates; 17 We will now call the guards! 18 Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]! ۩ 19
Almighty God's Truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)