Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Alaq

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1.

ٱقۡرَأۡ بِٱسۡمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ

Proclaim! (or Read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created --

2.

خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ مِنۡ عَلَقٍ 

Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:

3.

ٱقۡرَأۡ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلۡأَكۡرَمُ 

Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful --

4.

ٱلَّذِى عَلَّمَ بِٱلۡقَلَمِ 

He Who taught (the use of) the Pen --

5.

عَلَّمَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ مَا لَمۡ يَعۡلَمۡ 

Taught man that which he knew not.

6.

كَلَّآ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ لَيَطۡغَىٰٓ   

Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds,

7.

أَن رَّءَاهُ ٱسۡتَغۡنَىٰٓ   

In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient.

8.

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلرُّجۡعَىٰٓ   

Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all).

9.

أَرَءَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِى يَنۡهَىٰ   

Seest thou one who forbids.

10.

عَبۡدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰٓ   

A votary when he (turns) to pray?

11.

أَرَءَيۡتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ   

Seest thou if He is on (the road of) Guidance? --

12.

أَوۡ أَمَرَ بِٱلتَّقۡوَىٰٓ   

Or enjoins Righteousness?

13.

أَرَءَيۡتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰٓ   

Seest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away?

14.

أَلَمۡ يَعۡلَم بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَرَىٰ   

Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?

15.

كَلَّا لَٮِٕن لَّمۡ يَنتَهِ لَنَسۡفَعَۢا بِٱلنَّاصِيَةِ   

Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock --

16.

نَاصِيَةٍ۬ كَـٰذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ۬   

A lying, sinful forelock!

17.

فَلۡيَدۡعُ نَادِيَهُ   

Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades):

18.

سَنَدۡعُ ٱلزَّبَانِيَةَ   

We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)!

19.

كَلَّا لَا تُطِعۡهُ وَٱسۡجُدۡ وَٱقۡتَرِب 

Nay, heed him not: but bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)! ۩

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