96. The Clot

  1. Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thyLord and Cherisher, Who created

  2. Created man, out of a (mere) clot ofcongealed blood:

  3. Proclaim! And thy Lord is MostBountiful,

  4. He Who taught (the use of) the pen,

  5. Taught man that which he knew not.

  6. Day, but man doth transgress all bounds,

  7. In that he looketh upon himself asself-sufficient.

  8. Verily, to thy Lord is the return (ofall).

  9. Seest thou one who forbids-

  10. A votary when he (turns) to pray?

  11. Seest thou if he is on (the road of)Guidance?

  12. Or enjoins Righteousness?

  13. Seest thou if he denies (Truth) andturns away?

  14. Knoweth he not that Allah doth see?

  15. Let him beware! If he desist not, Wewill drag him by the forelock,

  16. A lying, sinful forelock!

  17. Then, let him call (for help) to hiscouncil (of comrades):

  18. We will call on the angels of punishment(to deal with him)!

  19. Day, heed him not: But bow down inadoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah!)