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96:1  Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created
96:2  Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood
96:3  Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,
96:4  He Who taught (the use of) the pen,
96:5  Taught man that which he knew not
96:6  Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds
96:7  In that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient
96:8  Verily, to thy Lord is the return (of all)
96:9  Seest thou one who forbids
96:10  A votary when he (turns) to pray
96:11  Seest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance?
96:12  Or enjoins Righteousness
96:13  Seest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away
96:14  Knoweth he not that God doth see
96:15  Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock,
96:16  A lying, sinful forelock
96:17  Then, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades)
96:18  We will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)
96:19  Day, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to God)