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Yusuf AliProclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-
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Yusuf AliCreated man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
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Yusuf AliProclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-
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Yusuf AliHe Who taught (the use of) the pen,-
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Yusuf AliTaught man that which he knew not.
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Yusuf AliDay, but man doth transgress all bounds,
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Yusuf AliIn that he looketh upon himself as self-sufficient.
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Yusuf AliVerily, to thy Lord is the return (of all).
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Yusuf AliSeest thou one who forbids-
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Yusuf AliA votary when he (turns) to pray?
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Yusuf AliSeest thou if he is on (the road of) Guidance?-
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Yusuf AliOr enjoins Righteousness?
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Yusuf AliSeest thou if he denies (Truth) and turns away?
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Yusuf AliKnoweth he not that Allah doth see?
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Yusuf AliLet him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock,-
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Yusuf AliA lying, sinful forelock!
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Yusuf AliThen, let him call (for help) to his council (of comrades):
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Yusuf AliWe will call on the angels of punishment (to deal with him)!
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Yusuf AliDay, heed him not: But bow down in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah)!