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.