Quran in English - Translated by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani
Chapters | Surahs
96. The Clot | al-‘Alaq

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.