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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.