96 - Al-Alaq
"Audhu billahi minash shaytanirrajeem"
Bismi Llaahi l-raḥmaani l-raḥeem
Iqra biismi rabbika allathee khalaqa;
READ with the Name of your Rabb (with the knowledge that comprises your being) who created.
Khalaqa alinsana min AAalaqin;
Created man from alaq (a clot of blood; genetic composition).
Iqra warabbuka alakramu;
READ! For your Rabb is Akram (most generous).
Allathee AAallama bialqalami;
Who taught (programmed the genes and the essential qualities) by the Pen.
AAallama alinsana ma lam yaAAlam;
Taught man that which he knew not.
Kalla inna alinsana layatgha;
No (it is not like what they think)! Indeed, man transgresses (pursues and indulges in his desires when he lives cocooned from his essence);
An raahu istaghna;
Because he sees himself as self-sufficient (the veil of his ego makes him think he is not in need of the reality).
Inna ila rabbika alrrujAAa;
Indeed, to your Rabb is the return!
Araayta allathee yanha;
Did you see the one who prevents,
AAabdan itha salla;
A servant at prayer!
Araayta in kana AAala alhuda;
Did you see (have a think)! What if he is living the reality?
Aw amara bialttaqwa;
Or demands protection!
Araayta in kaththaba watawalla;
Have a think! What if he denied (his essence) and turned away?
Alam yaAAlam bianna Allaha yara;
Does he not know that Allah sees?
Kalla lain lam yantahi lanasfaAAan bialnnasiyati;
No (it is not like what they think)! Indeed, if he does not desist, We will drag him by his forehead (brain)!
Nasiyatin kathibatin khatiatin;
A lying, mistaken (driven by corporeality) forehead (brain)!
Then let him call his council!
And We shall call the keepers of Hell (the degenerating forces of Fire)!
Kalla la tutiAAhu waosjud waiqtarib;
No, do not! Do not obey him! Prostrate and draw near! (This is a verse of prostration.)