96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
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Prostration
Juz 30
The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
19 verses, revealed in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
(Muhammad), read in the name of your Lord who created (all things). (1) Created man from a clinging substance. (2) Recite! Your Lord is the most Honorable One, (3) Who teacheth by the pen, (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5) By no means: Verily man exorbitateth. (6) In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient. (7) Lo! unto thy Lord is the return. (8) Have you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) seen him (i.e. Abu Jahl) who prevents, (9) A bondman when he offers the prayer? (10) Hast thou seen if he relieth on the guidance (of Allah) (11) He would enjoin piety, so how good it would be! (12) Hast thou considered whether he may [not] be giving the lie to the truth and turning his back [upon it]? (13) Knoweth he not that Allah beholdeth? (14) Indeed, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock, (15) A lying, sinful forehead. (16) Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers), (17) We will call the guards of Hell (to deal with him)! (18) Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)! ۩ (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)
96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
۩
Prostration
Juz 30