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Surah Al-Alaq English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah  Al-Alaq

Al-'Alaq or The Clot (Arabic: العلق, al-'alaq, also known as "The Clinging Thing" or "The Embryo"), is the 96th chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an.

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The summary/theme of the Surah Al-Alaq

This Surah, revealed at Makkah, has two parts: the first part consists of first revelation sent down to the Prophet. In the second part, when he began to perform the prescribed Prayer in the precincts of the Ka'bah Abu Jahl tried to prevent him from this with threats.

Lessons learned from the  Surah Al-Alaq

1. When reading, start with taking the name of Allāh. So too when doing anything else.  

2. The pen is one of the fundamental modes of teaching.  

3. Allāh is the one who truly teaches humans.  

4. Does the human not know that Allāh is ever watching? 




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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


ٱقۡرَأۡ بِٱسۡمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَ
Transliteration:( Iqra bismi rab bikal lazee khalaq )

1. Read (1) in the name (2) of your Lord Who has created.

خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِنۡ عَلَقٍ
Transliteration:( Khalaqal insaana min 'alaq )

2. Who has created man (3) from the blood clot (4).

ٱقۡرَأۡ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلۡأَكۡرَمُ
Transliteration:( Iqra wa rab bukal akram )

3. Read (5), for your Lord is the most Generous (6).
Topic Discussed: Allah Most Generous   | Rab(Word)   |

ٱلَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِٱلۡقَلَمِ
Transliteration:( Al lazee 'allama bil qalam )

4.Who teaches writing by pen(7)
Topic Discussed: Pen   | Teach   |

عَلَّمَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مَا لَمۡ يَعۡلَمۡ
Transliteration:( 'Al lamal insaana ma lam y'alam )

5. He taught man what he knew not " (8).
Topic Discussed: Men Taught   | Man(Word)   |

كَلَّآ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ لَيَطۡغَىٰٓ
Transliteration:( Kallaa innal insaana layatghaa )

6. Indeed man is rebellious (9).
Topic Discussed: Man(Word)   | Rebellious(Word)   |

كَلَّآ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ لَيَطۡغَىٰٓ
Transliteration:( Ar-ra aahus taghnaa )

7.As he considers himself independent (10).

أَن رَّءَاهُ ٱسۡتَغۡنَىٰٓ
Transliteration:( Innna ilaa rabbikar ruj'aa )

8.Indeed to your Lord is your return(11)
Topic Discussed: Return to Allah   | Rab(Word)   |

أَرَءَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِي يَنۡهَىٰ
Transliteration:( Ara-aital lazee yanhaa )

9.Have you seen him who prohibits?
Topic Discussed: Prohibits   | Forgiveness   | See   |

عَبۡدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰٓ
Transliteration:( 'Abdan iza sallaa )

10.(Allah's) devotee when he offers Salaah (12).


Surah Al-Alaq English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Alaq you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Alaq which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Alaq.

Surah Al-Alaq English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Alaq we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 19 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Alaq

Surah Al-Alaq was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Alaq can be found in Juz or Para 30

There are 1/2 Ruku in Surah Al-Alaq

Surah number of Surah Al-Alaq is 96

The meaning of Surah Al-Alaq is The Clinging Clot, Clot of Blood, The Germ-Cell

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Alaq here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Al-Alaq.

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