Quran, Surah 96

 

Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translated by Hilali Khan
Surah 96 - The Clot


With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

1. Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created -

2. Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:

3. Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful -

4. He Who taught (the use of) the pen -

5. Taught man that which he knew not.

6. Day, but man doth transgress all bounds,

7. In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient.

8. Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all).

9. Seest thou one who forbids -

10. A votary when he (turns) to pray?

11. Seest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance? -

12. Or enjoins Righteousness?

13. Seest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away?

14. Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?

15 . Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock -

16. A lying, sinful forelock!

17. Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades):

18. We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)!

19. Day, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)!

 
96. Surah Al-Alaq (The Clot)

 

1. Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists),

2. Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood).

3. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous,

4. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)],

5. Has taught man that which he knew not.

6. Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.).

7. Because he considers himself self-sufficient.

8. Surely! Unto your Lord is the return.

9. Have you (O Muhammad) seen him (i.e. Abu Jahl) who prevents,

10. A slave (Muhammad) when he prays?

11. Tell me, if he (Muhammad) is on the guidance (of Allah)?

12. Or enjoins piety?

13. Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Qur'an), and turns away?

14. Knows he not that Allah does see (what he does)?

15. Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) ceases not, We will catch him by the forelock,

16. A lying, sinful forelock!

17. Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers),

18. We will call the guards of Hell (to deal with him)!

19. Nay! (O Muhammad)! Do not obey him (Abu Jahl). Fall prostrate and draw near to Allah!

 
 

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Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.