Read in and with the Name of your Lord, Who has created –
Created human from a clot clinging (to the wall of the womb).
Read, and your Lord is the All-Munificent,
Who has taught (human) by the pen –
Taught human what he did not know.
No indeed, but (despite all His favors to him), human is unruly and rebels,
In that he sees himself as self-sufficient, independent (of his Lord).
But to your Lord surely is the return (when everyone will account for their life).
Have you considered the one who would impede and forbid
A servant (of God) when he prays?
Have you considered if he is (and surely he is) on the right way;
Or exhorts others to righteousness and piety?
Have you considered if he himself denies the truth and turns away (from it)?
Does he (who would impede the servant in his Prayer) not know that God sees (all that people do)?
No indeed! If he does not desist, We will certainly seize and drag him by the forelock,
A lying, sinful forelock!
Then let him summon (to his help his) council,
We will summon the guards of Hell.
By no means! Pay no heed to him (in his attempt to prevent the Prayer), but prostrate and draw near (to God).