96 The Clot ۞ Al-‘Alaq
A. J. Droge [+]
A. J. Droge is the author of Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture and, with James Tabor, of A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity.
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.