1 . Recite thou in the name of thy Lord Who hath created -
2 . Hath created man from a clot!
3 . Recite thou: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,
4 . Who hath taught mankind by the pen -
5 . Hath taught man that which he knew not.
6 . By no means: Verily man exorbitateth.
7 . As he bethinkest himself selfsufficient.
8 . Verily Unto thy Lord is the return.
9 . Bethinkest thou him who forbiddeth,
10 . A bondman of Ours when he prayeth *
11 . Bethinkest thou, if he is himself guided,
12 . Or he commandeth piety?
13 . Bethinkest thou, if he belieth and turneth away?
14 . Knoweth he not that Allah beholdeth?
15 . By no means! If he desist not We shall seize and deal him by the forelock -
16 . A forelock, lying, sinning.
17 . Then, let him call his assembly,
18 . We also shall call the infernal guards.
19 . By no means! Obey not thou him. Continue to adore, and continue to draw nigh.