Surah Al-'alaq (The Clot)


Surah Al-'alaq (The Clot) - Aya count 19

ٱقۡرَأۡ بِٱسۡمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِی خَلَقَ ﴿١﴾

Recite in the name of your Lord who created -

خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ مِنۡ عَلَقٍ ﴿٢﴾

Created man from a clinging substance.

ٱقۡرَأۡ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلۡأَكۡرَمُ ﴿٣﴾

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous -

ٱلَّذِی عَلَّمَ بِٱلۡقَلَمِ ﴿٤﴾

Who taught by the pen -

عَلَّمَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ مَا لَمۡ یَعۡلَمۡ ﴿٥﴾

Taught man that which he knew not.

كَلَّاۤ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ لَیَطۡغَىٰۤ ﴿٦﴾

No! [But] indeed, man transgresses

أَن رَّءَاهُ ٱسۡتَغۡنَىٰۤ ﴿٧﴾

Because he sees himself self-sufficient.

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلرُّجۡعَىٰۤ ﴿٨﴾

Indeed, to your Lord is the return.

أَرَءَیۡتَ ٱلَّذِی یَنۡهَىٰ ﴿٩﴾

Have you seen the one who forbids

عَبۡدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰۤ ﴿١٠﴾

A servant when he prays?

أَرَءَیۡتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى ٱلۡهُدَىٰۤ ﴿١١﴾

Have you seen if he is upon guidance

أَوۡ أَمَرَ بِٱلتَّقۡوَىٰۤ ﴿١٢﴾

Or enjoins righteousness?

أَرَءَیۡتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰۤ ﴿١٣﴾

Have you seen if he denies and turns away -

أَلَمۡ یَعۡلَم بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ یَرَىٰ ﴿١٤﴾

Does he not know that Allah sees?

كَلَّا لَىِٕن لَّمۡ یَنتَهِ لَنَسۡفَعَۢا بِٱلنَّاصِیَةِ ﴿١٥﴾

No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock -

نَاصِیَةࣲ كَـٰذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةࣲ ﴿١٦﴾

A lying, sinning forelock.

فَلۡیَدۡعُ نَادِیَهُۥ ﴿١٧﴾

Then let him call his associates;

سَنَدۡعُ ٱلزَّبَانِیَةَ ﴿١٨﴾

We will call the angels of Hell.

كَلَّا لَا تُطِعۡهُ وَٱسۡجُدۡ وَٱقۡتَرِب ۩ ﴿١٩﴾

No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah].