اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي ﭿ خَلَقَ 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Read, ˹O Prophet,˺ in the Name of your Lord Who created—

خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab created humans from a clinging clot.1

اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous,

الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Who taught by the pen—

عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab taught humanity what they knew not.1 

كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Most certainly, one exceeds all bounds

أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab once they think they are self-sufficient.

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹But˺ surely to your Lord is the return ˹of all˺.

أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَىٰ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Have you seen the man who prevents

عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab a servant ˹of Ours˺ from praying?1

أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَىٰ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab What if this ˹servant˺ is ˹rightly˺ guided,