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Sūra XCVI.: Iqraa, or Read! or Proclaim!

Section 1

1. Iqra/ bi-ismi rabbika allathee khalaqa

1. Proclaim! (or Read!)
In the name
Of thy Lord and Cherisher,
Who created—

2. Khalaqa al-insana min AAalaqin

2. Created man, out of
A (mere) clot
Of congealed blood:

3. Iqra/ warabbuka al-akramu

3. Proclaim! And thy Lord
Is Most Bountiful,—

4. Allathee AAallama bialqalami

4. He Who taught
(The use of) the Pen,—

5. AAallama al-insana ma lam yaAAlam

5. Taught man that
Which he knew not.

6. Kalla inna al-insana layatgha

6. Nay, but man doth
Transgress all bounds,

7. An raahu istaghna

7. In that he looketh
Upon himself as self-sufficient.

8. Inna ila rabbika alrrujAAa

8. Verily, to thy Lord
Is the return (of all).

9. Araayta allathee yanha

9. Seest thou one
Who forbids—

10. AAabdan itha salla

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

11. Araayta in kana AAala alhuda

11. Seest thou if
He is on (the road
Of) Guidance?—

12. Aw amara bialttaqwa

12. Or enjoins Righteousness?

13. Araayta in kaththaba watawalla

13. Seest thou if he
Denies (Truth) and turns away?

14. Alam yaAAlam bi-anna Allaha yara

14. Knoweth he not
That God doth see?

15. Kalla la-in lam yantahi lanasfaAAan bialnnasiyati

15. Let him beware! If he
Desist not, We will
Drag him by the forelock,—

16. Nasiyatin kathibatin khati-atin

16. A lying, sinful forelock!

17. FalyadAAu nadiyahu

17. Then, let him call
(For help) to his council
(Of comrades):

18. SanadAAu alzzabaniyata

18. We will call
On the angels of punishment
(To deal with him)!

19. Kalla la tutiAAhu waosjud waiqtarib  

19. Nay, heed him not:
But bow down in adoration,
And bring thyself
The closer (to God)!

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