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96:1 - Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth,

96:2 - Createth man from a clot.

96:3 - Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,

96:4 - Who teacheth by the pen,

96:5 - Teacheth man that which he knew not.

96:6 - Nay, but verily man is rebellious

96:7 - That he thinketh himself independent!

96:8 - Lo! unto thy Lord is the return.

96:9 - Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth

96:10 - A slave when he prayeth?

96:11 - Hast thou seen if he relieth on the guidance (of Allah)

96:12 - Or enjoineth piety?

96:13 - Hast thou seen if he denieth (Allah's guidance) and is froward?

96:14 - Is he then unaware that Allah seeth?

96:15 - Nay, but if he cease not We will seize him by the forelock -

96:16 - The lying, sinful forelock -

96:17 - Then let him call upon his henchmen!

96:18 - We will call the guards of hell.

96:19 - Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah).