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Surah Alaq Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ مِنۡ عَلَقٍ
Khalaqal insaana min ‘alaq

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
Created man from a clinging substance.

Yusuf Ali
Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:

Abul Ala Maududi
created man from a clot of congealed blood.

Muhsin Khan
Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood).

Createth man from a clot.

Dr. Ghali
Created man from clots.

Abdel Haleem
He created manfrom a clinging form.

Muhammad Junagarhi
جس نے انسان کو خون کے لوتھڑے سے پیدا کیا

Quran 96 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Alaq ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(96:2) created man from a clot of congealed blood.[4]

4. After making mention generally of the creation of the universe, mention has been made of man in particular, saying how Allah made him a perfect man starting his creation from an insignificant and humble state. Alaq is plural of alaqah, which means congealed blood. This is the primary state of the embryo which appears a few days after conception. Then it assumes the form of a lump of flesh, then afterwards it gradually takes human shape. For details, see (Surah Al-Hajj, Ayat 5) (specifically notes 5-7).


The tafsir of Surah Alaq verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Alaq ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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