The Clot

Al-Alaq


1
اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
Read in the name of your Lord Who created.

2
خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
He created man from a clot.

3
اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ
Read and your Lord is Most Honorable,

4
الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ
Who taught (to write) with the pen

5
عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ
Taught man what he knew not.

6
كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ
Nay! man is most surely inordinate,

7
أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ
Because he sees himself free from want.

8
إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ
Surely to your Lord is the return.

9
أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَىٰ
Have you seen him who forbids

10
عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰ
A servant when he prays?

11
أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَىٰ
Have you considered if he were on the right way,

12
أَوْ أَمَرَ بِالتَّقْوَىٰ
Or enjoined guarding (against evil)?

13
أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
Have you considered if he gives the lie to the truth and turns (his) back?

14
أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَىٰ
Does he not know that Allah does see?

15
كَلَّا لَئِنْ لَمْ يَنْتَهِ لَنَسْفَعًا بِالنَّاصِيَةِ
Nay! if he desist not, We would certainly smite his forehead,

16
نَاصِيَةٍ كَاذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ
A lying, sinful forehead.

17
فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَهُ
Then let him summon his council,

18
سَنَدْعُ الزَّبَانِيَةَ
We too would summon the braves of the army.

19
كَلَّا لَا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِبْ ۩
Nay! obey him not, and make obeisance and draw nigh (to Allah).