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اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has created – (1)
خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
created man out of a germ-cell! (2)
اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ
Read – for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful One (3)
الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ
who has taught [man] the use of the pen – (4)
عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ
taught man what he did not know! (5)
كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ
Nay, verily, man becomes grossly overweening (6)
أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ
whenever he believes himself to be self-sufficient: (7)
إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ
for, behold, unto thy Sustainer all must return. (8)
أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَىٰ
HAST THOU ever considered him who tries to prevent (9)
عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰ
a servant [of God] from praying? (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Proclaim! (or Read!)6203 in the name6204 of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- (Translation)