About the Surah
Surah Title : العلق
English Title : Al-Alaq
Order in Al-Mushaf : 96
Number of Verses : 19
Type : makkah
Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 597 To Page 597
بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
ٱقۡرَأۡ بِٱسۡمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ1 1
Read (the Quran)! In the Name of your Creator who has created (everything).
خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِنۡ عَلَقٍ2 2
He has created man from a clot (of blood) or something that clings, a leech-like substance.
ٱقۡرَأۡ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلۡأَكۡرَمُ3 3
Read (the Quran)! And your Creator is the Most Bountiful. (He grants what He likes.)
عَلَّمَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مَا لَمۡ يَعۡلَمۡ5 5
He taught man (by means) that which he did not know. [Above five Verses were the first revelations to Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) in the cave Hira].
كَلَّآ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ لَيَطۡغَىٰٓ6 6
Not at all (i.e. the thinking of the disbelievers is not correct). Indeed, (the disbelieving) man does transgress (by his evil deeds).
إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلرُّجۡعَىٰٓ8 8
Indeed, you have to return to your Creator. [O Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)!]
عَبۡدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰٓ10 10
A slave [Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)] when he prays? (It is a very bad and strange thing).
أَرَءَيۡتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ11 11
Have you seen if he [Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)] is on the gui-dance (of Allah)?
أَوۡ أَمَرَ بِٱلتَّقۡوَىٰٓ12 12
Or commands (others) to observe piety (which is beneficial for others)?
أَرَأَيْتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّى13 13
Have you seen if he (Abu Jahl) denies [Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)] and turns away (from the Truth)?
أَلَمۡ يَعۡلَم بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَرَىٰ14 14
Does he (Abu Jahl) not know that Allah sees (his transgression)?
كَلَّا لَئِن لَّمۡ يَنتَهِ لَنَسۡفَعَۢا بِٱلنَّاصِيَةِ15 15
Not at all. In fact if he (Abu Jahl) does not stop (hindering noble activity of praying), We will drag him by the forelock (or forehead).
سَنَدۡعُ ٱلزَّبَانِيَةَ18 18
We will call out the angels of punishment (to disgrace him). Musnad Ahmad 1/329