96:1 READ in the name of thy Sustainer, who has-
اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ (96:1)
96:2 created man out of a germ-cell
خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ (96:2)
96:3 Read - for thy Sustainer is the Most Bountiful One
اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ (96:3)
96:4 who has taught [man] the use of the pen –
الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ (96:4)
96:5 taught man what he did not know!
عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ (96:5)
96:6 Nay, verily, man becomes grossly overweening
كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَى (96:6)
96:7 whenever he believes himself to be self-sufficient:
أَن رَّآهُ اسْتَغْنَى (96:7)
96:8 for, behold, unto thy Sustainer all must return.
إِنَّ إِلَى رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَى (96:8)
96:9 HAST THOU ever considered him who tries to prevent
أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَى (96:9)
96:10 a servant [of God] from praying?
عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّى (96:10)
96:11 Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way,
أَرَأَيْتَ إِن كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَى (96:11)
96:12 or is concerned with God-consciousness?
أَوْ أَمَرَ بِالتَّقْوَى (96:12)
96:13 Hast thou considered whether he may [not] be giving the lie to the truth and turning his back [upon it]?
أَرَأَيْتَ إِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّى (96:13)
96:14 Does he, then, not know that God sees [all]?
أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى (96:14)
96:15 Nay, if he desist not, We shall most surely drag him down upon his forehead
كَلَّا لَئِن لَّمْ يَنتَهِ لَنَسْفَعًا بِالنَّاصِيَةِ (96:15)
96:16 the lying, rebellious forehead! –
نَاصِيَةٍ كَاذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ (96:16)
96:17 and then let him summon [to his aid] the counsels of his own [spurious] wisdom,
فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَه (96:17)
96:18 [the while] We shall summon the forces of heavenly chastisement!
سَنَدْعُ الزَّبَانِيَةَ (96:18)
96:19 Nay, pay thou no heed to him, but prostrate thyself [before God] and draw close [unto Him]!
كَلَّا لَا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِبْ (96:19)
These verses of the revelation are simple but tell you the story of the revelation. God through messenger Gabriel asked Muhammad to read to the people the Quran. He to read out to them what Gabriel would inspire him with. He to read in the name of God who created man from a little weak thing. It is that generous God who taught man with the pen. He taught him what he did not know. It is the knowledge that in our hands written by the pens God allowed us to learn it. As man knowledge increase and he thinks he control the world he thinks he does not need God and he become a tyrant. He will return eventually to God. God give an example to this tyranny of that who prevent someone form praying which was happening to Muslims when they try to pray at Kaaba God's house. As he was threatening and harming Muslims God was warning him. God asked Muhammad and Muslims not to obey him and pray and come even more closer to God as they prostrate to God.