Asad - Sura: 96. Al-'Alaq - The Clot

  1. READ 1  in the name of thy Sustainer, who has created -

  2. created man out of a germ-cell! 2 

  3. Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful One

  4. who has taught [man] the use of the pen -

  5. taught man what he did not know! 3 

  6. Nay, verily, man becomes grossly overweening

  7. whenever he believes himself to be self-sufficient:

  8. for, behold, unto thy Sustainer all must return. 4 

  9. HAST THOU ever considered him who tries to prevent

  10. a servant [of God] from praying? 5 

  11. Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way,

  12. or is concerned with God-consciousness? 6 

  13. Hast thou considered whether he may [not] be giving the lie to the truth and turning his back [upon it]? 7 

  14. Does he, then, not know that God sees [all]?

  15. Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehead - 8 

  16. the lying, rebellious, forehead! -

  17. and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom, 9 

  18. [the while] We shall summon the forces of heavenly chastisement!

  19. Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]!


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