The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Read! In the name of your Lord, who created: 1 created man from a clot [of blood]. 2 Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful One 3 Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)]. 4 Taught man what he did not know. 5 Nay! man is most surely inordinate, 6 that he sees himself sufficed. 7 Verily unto thy Lord is the return. 8 Have you seen the one who forbids 9 a servant when he prays -- 10 Have you seen if he was upon guidance 11 Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? 12 Have you considered if he gives the lie to the truth and turns (his) back? 13 Did he not realise that Allah is watching? 14 Indeed, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock, 15 a lying, sinful forelock. 16 Then let him call upon his henchmen! 17 We will call the guards of hell. 18 No, not at all. Never obey him. But prostrate yourself and become nigh (to your Lord). ۩ 19
Allah Almighty has spoken the truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)