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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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