Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[A値aq 96:1] Read with the name of your Lord Who created,

[A値aq 96:2] Created man from a clot.

[A値aq 96:3] Read, and your Lord only is the Most Beneficent,

[A値aq 96:4] The One Who taught to write with the pen.

[A値aq 96:5] The One Who taught man all what he did not know.

[A値aq 96:6] Yes indeed, man is surely rebellious.

[A値aq 96:7] As he considers himself independent!

[A値aq 96:8] Indeed towards your Lord only is the return.

[A値aq 96:9] What is your opinion regarding him who forbids -

[A値aq 96:10] A bondman when he offers the prayer?

[A値aq 96:11] What is your opinion if he were upon guidance,

[A値aq 96:12] He would enjoin piety, so how good it would be!

[A値aq 96:13] What is your opinion if he denies and turns away, how wretched will be his state!

[A値aq 96:14] Did he not realise that Allah is watching?

[A値aq 96:15] Yes certainly, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock.

[A値aq 96:16] A forelock that lies, is sinful.

[A値aq 96:17] So let him now call his gang!

[A値aq 96:18] We will now call the guards!

[A値aq 96:19] Yes indeed; do not listen to him - and prostrate, and become close to Us. (Command of Prostration # 14)