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96:1  READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has
96:2  created man out of a germ-cel
96:3  Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful On
96:4  who has taught [man] the use of the pen –
96:5  taught man what he did not know
96:6  Nay, verily, man becomes grossly overweenin
96:7  whenever he believes himself to be self-sufficient
96:8  for, behold, unto thy Sustainer all must return
96:9  HAST THOU ever considered him who tries to preven
96:10  a servant [of God] from praying
96:11  Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way
96:12  or is concerned with God-consciousness
96:13  Hast thou considered whether he may [not] be giving the lie to the truth and turning his back [upon it]
96:14  Does he, then, not know that God sees [all]
96:15  Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehea
96:16  the lying, rebellious forehead! –
96:17  and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom
96:18  [the while] We shall summon the forces of heavenly chastisement
96:19  Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]