096 The Clot (Rukuh 01) (Ayats 01-19)

Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran / Sunday, August 31st, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ (1)

[96:1] Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing),

خَلَقَ الإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ (2)

[96:2] He created man from a clot of blood.

اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الأَكْرَمُ (3)

[96:3] Read, and your Lord is the most gracious,

الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ (4)

[96:4] who imparted knowledge by means of the pen.

عَلَّمَ الإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ (5)

[96:5] He taught man what he did not know.

كَلاَّ إِنَّ الإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَى (6)

[96:6] In fact, man crosses the limits,

أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَى (7)

[96:7] because he deems himself to be free of need.

إِنَّ إِلَى رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَى (8)

[96:8] Surely to your Lord is the return.

أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَى (9)

[96:9] Have you seen him who forbids

عَبْداً إِذَا صَلَّى (10)

[96:10] a servant of Allah when he prays?

أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَى (11)

[96:11] Tell me, if he is on the right path,

أَوْ أَمَرَ بِالتَّقْوَى (12)

[96:12] or bids piety, (would the former still forbid him?)

أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّى (13)

[96:13] Tell me, if he rejects (the true faith) and turns away,

أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى (14)

[96:14] does he not know that Allah is watching (him)?

كَلاَّ لَئِنْ لَمْ يَنْتَهِ لَنَسْفَعَ بِالنَّاصِيَةِ (15)

[96:15] No! If he does not desist, We will certainly drag (him) by forelock,

نَاصِيَةٍ كَاذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ (16)

[96:16] a lying, sinful forelock.

فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَه (17)

[96:17] So let him call the men of his council,

سَنَدْعُ الزَّبَانِيَةَ (18)

[96:18] We will call the soldiers of the Hell.

كَلاَّ لا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِبْ (19) (السجدة 14)

[96:19] No! Never obey him, and bow down in sajdah, and come close to Me.

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