In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[96.1] Read in the name of your Lord Who created. [96.2] He created man from a clot. [96.3] Read and your Lord is Most Honorable, [96.4] Who taught (to write) with the pen [96.5] Taught man what he knew not. [96.6] Nay! man is most surely inordinate, [96.7] Because he sees himself free from want. [96.8] Surely to your Lord is the return. [96.9] Have you seen him who forbids [96.10] A servant when he prays? [96.11] Have you considered if he were on the right way, [96.12] Or enjoined guarding (against evil)? [96.13] Have you considered if he gives the lie to the truth and turns (his) back? [96.14] Does he not know that Allah does see? [96.15] Nay! if he desist not, We would certainly smite his forehead, [96.16] A lying, sinful forehead. [96.17] Then let him summon his council, [96.18] We too would.summon the braves of the army. [96.19] Nay! obey him not, and make obeisance and draw nigh (to Allah).