Recite in the name of your Lord who created -
Created man from a clinging substance.
Recite, and your Lord is the Most Noble -
Who taught by the pen -
Taught man that which he did not know.
No! [But] indeed, man transgresses
Because he sees himself self-sufficient.
Indeed, to your Lord is the return.
Have you seen the one who forbids
A servant when he prays?
Have you seen if he is upon guidance
Or enjoins righteousness?
A lying, sinning forelock.
No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to God]