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96:1  Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created
96:2  created Man of a blood-clot
96:3  Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous
96:4  who taught by the Pen
96:5  taught Man that he knew not
96:6  No indeed; surely Man waxes insolent
96:7  for he thinks himself self-sufficient
96:8  Surely unto thy Lord is the Returning
96:9  What thinkest thou? He who forbid
96:10  a servant when he prays -
96:11  What thinkest thou? If he were upon guidanc
96:12  or bade to godfearing -
96:13  What thinkest thou? If he cries lies, and turns away
96:14  Did he not know that God sees
96:15  No indeed; surely, if he gives not over, We shall seize him by the forelock
96:16  a lying, sinful forelock
96:17  So let him call on his concourse
96:18  We shall call on the guards of Hell
96:19  No indeed; do thou not obey him, and bow thyself, and draw nigh