Surah 96 - Al Alaq THE CLINGING CLOT

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

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

096.003 Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-

096.004 He Who taught (the use of) the pen,-

096.005 Taught man that which he knew not.

096.006 Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds,

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

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

096.009 Seest thou one who forbids-

096.010 A votary when he (turns) to pray?

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

096.012 Or enjoins Righteousness?

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

096.014 Knoweth he not that God doth see?

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

096.016 A lying, sinful forelock!

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

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

096.019 Nay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to God)!

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