سورة العلق / Al-Alaq
Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-
1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
2. خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-
3. اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ
He Who taught (the use of) the pen,-
4. الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ
Taught man that which he knew not.
5. عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ
Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds,
6. كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَى
In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient.
7. أَن رَّآهُ اسْتَغْنَى
Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all).
8. إِنَّ إِلَى رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَى
Seest thou one who forbids-
9. أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَى
A votary when he (turns) to pray?
10. عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّى
Seest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance?-
11. أَرَأَيْتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَى
Or enjoins Righteousness?
12. أَوْ أَمَرَ بِالتَّقْوَى
Seest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away?
13. أَرَأَيْتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّى
Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?
14. أَلَمْ يَعْلَم بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى
Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock,-
15. كَلَّا لَئِن لَّمْ يَنتَهِ لَنَسْفَعًا بِالنَّاصِيَةِ
A lying, sinful forelock!
16. نَاصِيَةٍ كَاذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ
Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades):
17. فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَهُ
We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)!
18. سَنَدْعُ الزَّبَانِيَةَ
Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)!
19. كَلَّا لَا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِب