96. Surah Al-Alaq - The Clot

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Steps to Memorize The Holy Quran Ayah by Ayah:

Step 1: Play Each Ayah     Step 2: Repeat After or With It     Step 3: Memorize Each Ayah     Step 4: Then Proceed with Next Ayah & Repeat Step 1 to 3 For All Ayahs.

Play Each Ayah & Repeat (as many times as needed) After or With it in a similar tone (qiraat) and pronunciation (tajweed) until you have Memorized the Ayah, after you have memorized the Ayah, play and repeat the Next Ayah, do this until you have In Sha Allah memorized all the Ayahs (i.e., verses) in the entire Surah. Make sure to also Read, Understand and Learn the Translation of the Surah inorder to get a better understanding of the Surah you are Memorizing or Reading.

Memorize & Understand Ayah by Ayah

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ayah 1: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

 ٱقْرَأْ بِٱسْمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ

Ayah/Verse 1: iq’ra bi-is’mi rabbika alladhī khalaqa

Meaning: Read, ˹O Prophet˺, in the Name of your Lord ˹Allah˺ Who created

[Iqra bismi rab bikal lazee khalaq]

Ayah 2: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

خَلَقَ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ

Ayah/Verse 2: khalaqa l-insāna min ʿalaqin

Meaning: He ˹Allah˺ created the human being from a clinging substance

[Khalaqal insaana min ‘alaq]

Ayah 3 & 4: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

ٱقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلْأَكْرَمُ

Ayah/Verse 3: iq’ra warabbuka l-akramu

Meaning: Read! And your Lord ˹Allah˺ is the Most Generous

[Iqra wa rab bukal akram]

ٱلَّذِى عَلَّمَ بِٱلْقَلَمِ

Ayah/Verse 4: alladhī ʿallama bil-qalami

Meaning: Who taught by the pen

[Al lazee ‘allama bil qalam]

Ayah 5: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

عَلَّمَ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

Ayah/Verse 5: allama l-insana ma lam ya’lam

Meaning: ˹Allah˺ taught the human being what he (i.e., human being) knew not

[‘Al lamal insaana ma lam y’alam]

Ayah 6 & 7: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

كَلَّآ إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ لَيَطْغَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 6: kallā inna l-insāna layaṭghā

Meaning: No! Indeed, the human being surely exceeds all bounds (i.e., transgresses)

[Kallaa innal insaana layatghaa]

أَن رَّءَاهُ ٱسْتَغْنَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 7: an raāhu is’taghnā

Meaning: because he (i.e., human being) sees (i.e., considers) himself self-sufficient

[Ar-ra aahus taghnaa]

Ayah 8, 9 & 10: Play | Repeat Memorize

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلرُّجْعَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 8: inna ilā rabbika l-ruj’ʿā

Meaning: Indeed, to your Lord ˹Allah˺ is the return

[Innna ilaa rabbikar ruj’aa]

أَرَءَيْتَ ٱلَّذِى يَنْهَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 9: ara-ayta alladhī yanhā

Meaning: Have you seen the one who prevents

[Ara-aital lazee yanhaa]

عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 10: abdan idha sallā

Meaning: a servant ˹of Allah˺ when he (i.e., servant of Allah) prays

[‘Abdan iza sallaa]

أَرَءَيْتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى ٱلْهُدَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 11: ara-ayta in kāna ʿalā l-hudā

Meaning: Have you seen if he (i.e., this servant of Allah) is upon the Guidance ˹of Allah˺

[Ara-aita in kana ‘alal hudaa]

أَوْ أَمَرَ بِٱلتَّقْوَىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 12: aw amara bil-taqwā

Meaning: or enjoins righteousness (i.e., God-consciousness)

[Au amara bit taqwaa]

أَرَءَيْتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰٓ

Ayah/Verse 13: ara-ayta in kadhaba watawallā

Meaning: Have you seen if he (i.e., one who prevents) denies ˹truth˺ and turns away ˹from it˺

[Ara-aita in kaz zaba wa ta walla]

أَلَمْ يَعْلَم بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَرَىٰ

Ayah/Verse 14: alam yaʿlam bi-anna l-laha yarā

Meaning: Does he (i.e., one who prevents) not know that Allah sees ˹all˺

[Alam y’alam bi-an nal lahaa yaraa]

Ayah 15: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

كَلَّا لَئِن لَّمْ يَنتَهِ لَنَسْفَعًۢا بِٱلنَّاصِيَةِ

Ayah/Verse 15: kallā la-in lam yantahi lanasfaʿan bil-nāṣiyati

Meaning: No! If he (i.e., one who prevents) does not desist (i.e., stop), We will surely drag him by the forelock

[Kalla la illam yantahi la nasfa’am bin nasiyah]

Ayah 16: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

نَاصِيَةٍ كَـٰذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ

Ayah/Verse 16: nāṣiyatin kādhibatin khāṭi-atin

Meaning: a lying, sinful forelock (i.e., of the one who prevents)

[Nasiyatin kazi batin khaatiah]

Ayah 17: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَهُۥ

Ayah/Verse 17: falyadʿu nādiyahu

Meaning: So let him (i.e., one who prevents) call his associates ˹for help˺

[Fal yad’u naadiyah]

Ayah 18: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

سَنَدْعُ ٱلزَّبَانِيَةَ

Ayah/Verse 18: sanadʿu l-zabāniyata

Meaning: We will call the Guards of Hell

[Sanad ‘uz zabaaniyah]

Ayah 19: Play | Listen | Repeat Memorize

كَلَّا لَا تُطِعْهُ وَٱسْجُدْ وَٱقْتَرِب ۩

Ayah/Verse 19: kallā tuṭiʿ’hu wa-us’jud wa-iq’tarib

Meaning: No! Do not obey him (i.e., one who prevents). And do prostrate (i.e., in sajdah to Allah) and draw ˹yourself˺ near ˹to Allah˺

[Kalla; la tuti’hu wasjud waqtarib] (make sajda)

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