Surah Al-'Alaq (96)

Qur'an

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96:1
Recite in the name of your Lord who created -

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Created man from a clinging substance.

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Recite, and your Lord is the Most Noble -

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Who taught by the pen -

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Taught man that which he did not know.

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No! [But] indeed, man transgresses

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Because he sees himself self-sufficient.

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Indeed, to your Lord is the return.

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Have you seen the one who forbids

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A servant when he prays?

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Have you seen if he is upon guidance

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Or enjoins righteousness?

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Have you seen if he denies and turns away -

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Does he not know that God sees? *Book of Enoch 9:5, *Job 34:21 - 22, *Jeremiah 16:17

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No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock - *Matthew 22:13

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A lying, sinning forelock.

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Then let him call his associates;

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We will call the angels of Hell. *Book of Enoch 54:6, *Matthew 13:49 - 50

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No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to God].