Surah Al-'Alaq: The Blood-Clot
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
READ in the name of your Rabb Who created.
He created man from a blood-clot.
Read! for your Rabb is the most Honorable,
Who has taught by the pen,—
has taught man what he did not know.
No, verily man does transgress,
because he looks upon himself as self sufficient.
Surely to your Rabb is the return.
Have you seen him who forbids—
a bondsman when he performs Salat ?
Do you see whether he is upon the guidance,
or he enjoins reverence?
Do you see if he rejects and turns back?
Does he not know that Allah surely sees?
No, if he does not desist, We shall surely drag him by the forelock,—
a forelock— lying, sinful!
Then let him call his council,
We shall also summon the guards.
No, do not obey him, rather perform SAJDAH, and draw near.