Sura 96: The Embryo (Al-`Alaq)
Number of verses in sura: 19
Order of revelation: 1
[96:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[96:1] Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.*
*96:1-19 From 96 to 114 is 19 suras. The first revelation (96:1-5) is 19 Arabic words, 76 letters (19x4). The sura consists of 19 verses and 304 Arabic letters (Appendices 1 & 23).
[96:2] He created man from an embryo.
[96:3] Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted.
[96:4] Teaches by means of the pen.
[96:5] He teaches man what he never knew.
[96:6] Indeed, the human transgresses.
[96:7] When he becomes rich.
[96:8] To your Lord is the ultimate destiny.
[96:9] Have you seen the one who enjoins.
[96:10] Others from praying?
[96:11] Is it not better for him to follow the guidance?
[96:12] Or advocate righteousness?
[96:13] If he disbelieves and turns away.
[96:14] Does he not realize that GOD sees?
[96:15] Indeed, unless he refrains, we will take him by the forelock.
[96:16] A forelock that is disbelieving and sinful.
[96:17] Let him then call on his helpers.
[96:18] We will call the guardians of Hell.
[96:19] You shall not obey him; you shall fall prostrate and draw nearer.
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