List Of Sura's

Al-‘Alaq (That Which Clings)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Our Prophet (PBH), through the very first revelation of the Quran, was ordered:
“Recite in the name of your Fosterer…” (Chapter 96: Verse 1) and the name of his and our Fosterer is Allah (SWT), as is evident from the very first verse of the first chapter of the Quran:
“Praise is due only for Allah (SWT), the Fosterer of the worlds”. (Chapter 1: Verse 1)
In view of this order of Allah (SWT), we should recite/read before starting the recitation or reading of the Holy Quran which is a part of the Quran, occurring at the beginning of 113 out of 114 chapters of the Quran and also as part of Chapter 27: Verse 30 of the Quran. Through Chapter 16: Verse 98, Allah Taala further orders:
“So when you recite/read the Quran, seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”.
This means that we are required to pray; (Aoozu Billahi min Ash shaitaanir Rajeem) meaning: “I seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”, even before reciting or reading: (Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem)

Shuru Allah ke naam se jo hum per taras kha ker faida pahunchane wala hai


Recite in the name of your Fosterer Who created {1}.

The five verses constitute the first revelation of the Quran to prophet Muhammed (PBH) through Jibrael (PBH). The subject of the surah is man, his creation, his evils and their consequences.

These five verses of the Quran are reported to be the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammed (PBH) on the Night of Al Qadr in the month of Ramazan at the cave of Hira in Makkah.


He created man from something that clings and hangs (like a leech) {2}.

“Same to Verse No.1”
According to Maurice Bucaille, the author of the book “The Bible the Quran and Science”, American Trust publication USA 1979′ page 204: “In the process of the birth of a child, the female egg fertilized by the male sperm, literally clings to the uterus like roots in the soil drawing nourishment for its growth. ‘Alaqa’ is this ‘something that clings’ ! Man has never passed a stage of being a blood clot.” Arabic dictionaries too give the meanings of Alaqa as hanging one, suspended, attached and leech which is a blood sucking worm. Maurice Baucille further remarks. Page 205: “The Quranic description of certain stages in the development of the embyro corresponds exactly to what we today know about it, and the Quran does not contain a single statement that is open to criticism for modem science.” In view of this the word Alaqa has been translated as ‘that which clings and hangs like a leech’.


Recite, and your Fosterer is the Most Honourable,

“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”
Verses I to 5 are the first revelation of the Quran and in the very first revelation, mention of reading, pen and teaching should make one realize the importance of knowledge in Islam.


“Same to Verse No.1”


because he sees himself independent.

“Same to Verse No.1”


Certainly, towards your Fosterer is the return.

“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”


when a servant of Allah worships?

“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”


or enjoins guarding (against evil)?

“Same to Verse No.1”


Have you seen, if he denies and turns (his back),

“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”


No, if he does not stop, We will drag him, seizing him by his forelock,

“Same to Verse No.1”


“Same to Verse No.1”


So let him call his council.

“Same to Verse No.1”


We will call the soldiers (guards of hell).

“Same to Verse No.1”


No, do not obey him but prostrate and draw near (to Allah). (R 1)

“Same to Verse No.1”