M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

Chapter 96

19 Verses

The Clot (Alaq)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Read in the name of your Lord Who created.

2. He created man from a clot.

3. Read and your Lord is Most Honourable,

4. Who taught (to write) with the pen,

5. Taught man what he knew not.

6. Nay! man is most surely inordinate,

7. Because he sees himself free from want.

8. Surely to your Lord is the return.

9. Have you seen him who forbids

10. A servant when he prays?

11. Have you considered if he were on the right way,

12. Or enjoined guarding (against evil)?

13. Have you considered if he gives the lie to the truth and turns (his) back?

14. Does he not know that Allah does see?

15. Nay! if he desist not, We would certainly smite his forehead,

16. A lying, sinful forehead.

17. Then let him summon his council,

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=966