Sura 96: The Embryo (Al-`Alaq)

Sura 96:  The Embryo (Al-`Alaq)

Number of verses in sura: 19

Order of revelation: 1


[96:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[96:1]  Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.*


*96:1-19 From 96 to 114 is 19 suras. The first revelation (96:1-5) is 19 Arabic words, 76 letters (19×4). The sura consists of 19 verses and 304 Arabic letters (Appendices 1 & 23).


[96:2]  He created man from an embryo.


[96:3]  Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted.


[96:4]  Teaches by means of the pen.


[96:5]  He teaches man what he never knew.


[96:6]  Indeed, the human transgresses.


[96:7]  When he becomes rich.


[96:8]  To your Lord is the ultimate destiny.


[96:9]  Have you seen the one who enjoins.


[96:10]  Others from praying?


[96:11]  Is it not better for him to follow the guidance?


[96:12]  Or advocate righteousness?


[96:13]  If he disbelieves and turns away.


[96:14]  Does he not realize that GOD sees?


[96:15]  Indeed, unless he refrains, we will take him by the forelock.


[96:16]  A forelock that is disbelieving and sinful.


[96:17]  Let him then call on his helpers.


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


[96:19]  You shall not obey him; you shall fall prostrate and draw nearer.