Meaning of Quran

Al-‘Alaq | The Clot

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

[96:1]
Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing),

[96:2]
He created man from a clot of blood.

[96:3]
Read, and your Lord is the most gracious,

[96:4]
who imparted knowledge by means of the pen.

[96:5]
He taught man what he did not know.

[96:6]
In fact, man crosses the limits,

[96:7]
because he deems himself to be free of need.

[96:8]
Surely to your Lord is the return.

[96:9]
Have you seen him who forbids.

[96:10]
a servant of Allah when he prays?

[96:11]
Tell me, if he is on the right path,

[96:12]
or bids piety, (would the former still forbid him?)

[96:13]
Tell me, if he rejects (the true faith) and turns away,

[96:14]
does he not know that Allah is watching (him)?

[96:15]
No! If he does not desist, We will certainly drag (him) by forelock,

[96:16]
a lying, sinful forelock.

[96:17]
So let him call the men of his council,

[96:18]
We will call the soldiers of the Hell.

[96:19]
No! Never obey him, and bow down in sajdah, and come close to Me.