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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 96. The Clot

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43828


This sūra, regarded by some as the first revelation, opens with an exhortation to the Prophet to ‘recite’ in the name of God the creator. The second part is a warning to one of the Prophet’s opponents. Q96 takes its name from a word in the second verse. It is also known as ‘Recite’ (Iqra’) from its opening command.

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  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)