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سورة العلق

96. Al-Alaq

The Clot

Total verses: 19
Revealed in: Mecca
Sajdah on verse: 19

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that contains the first revealed verses of the Quran, reminding the human being of The Clinging Mass, a stage that reflects the miracle of human creation in the womb of the mother. The surah is also known by the first Quranic instruction: Read. It is named after "the clining mass" (ʿalaq) mentioned in verse 2. The first five verses are known to be the first revelation of the Quran when the Prophet Muḥammad was instructed to read. The second part came later to show that man transgresses when he becomes self-satisfied.
The surah is also known as: Clots of Blood, Proclaim, Read, Recite, The Blood-clot, The Clinging Clot, The Clinging Form, The Clot, The Embryo.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.

اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ ﴿١﴾
١ - (اے محمدﷺ) اپنے پروردگار کا نام لے کر پڑھو جس نے (عالم کو) پیدا کیا .
[96:1] Recite in the name of your Lord who created -
[Transliteration] Iqra bismi rab bikal lazee khalaq
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خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ ﴿٢﴾
٢ - جس نے انسان کو خون کی پھٹکی سے بنایا .
[96:2] Created man from a clinging substance.
[Transliteration] Khalaqal insaana min 'alaq
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اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ ﴿٣﴾
٣ - پڑھو اور تمہارا پروردگار بڑا کریم ہے .
[96:3] Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous -
[Transliteration] Iqra wa rab bukal akram
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الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ ﴿٤﴾
٤ - جس نے قلم کے ذریعے سے علم سکھایا .
[96:4] Who taught by the pen -
[Transliteration] Al lazee 'allama bil qalam
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عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ ﴿٥﴾
٥ - اور انسان کو وہ باتیں سکھائیں جس کا اس کو علم نہ تھا .
[96:5] Taught man that which he knew not.
[Transliteration] 'Al lamal insaana ma lam y'alam
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