Meaning of Quran

Al-‘Alaq | The Clot

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing),

He created man from a clot of blood.

Read, and your Lord is the most gracious,

who imparted knowledge by means of the pen.

He taught man what he did not know.

In fact, man crosses the limits,

because he deems himself to be free of need.

Surely to your Lord is the return.

Have you seen him who forbids.

a servant of Allah when he prays?

Tell me, if he is on the right path,

or bids piety, (would the former still forbid him?)

Tell me, if he rejects (the true faith) and turns away,

does he not know that Allah is watching (him)?

No! If he does not desist, We will certainly drag (him) by forelock,

a lying, sinful forelock.

So let him call the men of his council,

We will call the soldiers of the Hell.

No! Never obey him, and bow down in sajdah, and come close to Me.