Friday, December 12, 2008

Number 96 Surah Al-Alaq (The Clot)

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

1. Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists),

2. Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood).

3. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous,

4. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)],

5. Has taught man that which he knew not.

6. Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.).

7. Because he considers himself self-sufficient.

8. Surely! Unto your Lord is the return.

9. Have you (O Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) seen him (i.e. Abû Jahl) who prevents,

10. A slave (Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) when he prays?

11. Tell me, if he (Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) is on the guidance (of Allâh)?

12. Or enjoins piety?

13. Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abû Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Qur'ân), and turns away?

14. Knows he not that Allâh does see (what he does)?

15. Nay! If he (Abû Jahl) ceases not, We will catch him by the forelock,

16. A lying, sinful forelock!

17. Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers),

18. We will call the guards of Hell (to deal with him)!

19. Nay! (O Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam)! Do not obey him (Abû Jahl). Fall prostrate and draw near to Allâh!