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1 . Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth,

2 . Createth man from a clot.

3 . Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,

4 . Who teacheth by the pen,

5 . Teacheth man that which he knew not.

6 . Nay, but verily man is rebellious

7 . That he thinketh himself independent!

8 . Lo! unto thy Lord is the return.

9 . Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth

10 . A slave when he prayeth?

11 . Hast thou seen if he relieth on the guidance (of Allah)

12 . Or enjoineth piety?

13 . Hast thou seen if he denieth (Allah´s guidance) and is froward?

14 . Is he then unaware that Allah seeth?

15 . Nay, but if he cease not We will seize him by the forelock -

16 . The lying, sinful forelock -

17 . Then let him call upon his henchmen!

18 . We will call the guards of hell.

19 . Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah).