The Clot: Al-Alaq

June 30, 2006 § 2 Comments

This verse number 96 of The Qur’an is the first verse God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and is one of the most beautiful things that I have ever heard… the recitation of it alone nearly brings me to tears everytime I hear it. I wanted to offer my readers the opportunity to listen to Surat Al-Alaq being recited by Yahya Hawwa. (Click to Listen)

[96:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[96:1] Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.

[96:2] He created man from an embryo.

[96:3] Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted.

[96:4] Teaches by means of the pen.

[96:5] He teaches man what he never knew.

[96:6] Indeed, the human transgresses.

[96:7] When he becomes rich.

[96:8] To your Lord is the ultimate destiny.

[96:9] Have you seen the one who enjoins.

[96:10] Others from praying?

[96:11] Is it not better for him to follow the guidance?

[96:12] Or advocate righteousness?

[96:13] If he disbelieves and turns away.

[96:14] Does he not realize that GOD sees?

[96:15] Indeed, unless he refrains, we will take him by the forelock.

[96:16] A forelock that is disbelieving and sinful.

[96:17] Let him then call on his helpers.

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

[96:19] You shall not obey him; you shall fall prostrate and draw nearer.


Recited by Yahya Hawwa. (Click to Listen)

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§ 2 Responses to The Clot: Al-Alaq

  • Me2 says:

    ma shaa Allah,, this a great blog,, best wishes

  • Chandira says:

    Beautiful verse, but I never understand why the punishment at the end for people who don’t believe in God. I think God is more forgiving and tolerant than that, and to be quite frank, I think this is why Islam is seen with suspicion in the west. WHich is totally silly really, as Christianity can be equally unforgiving.

    My religion teaches tolerance, love and forgiveness, and that God is kind and understanding of our human weaknesses. To me, that makes more sense if God is somebody to be loved and trusted.

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