Nay, when it (the soul) comes up to the collarbone (comes to the throat during death).
And he realized that he is parting (from the world, as he is dying).
Does the man think that he is to be left uncontrolled (free of responsibility)?
Then it became Alaqa (an embryo). Then (Allah) created him, later designed (fashioned) him.
Has there not come over man a long period of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning (until he became a being worth mentioning) (a period that passed from his first creation as a single cell until his becoming a being worth mentioning-his birth)?
Surely We have created man from a combination of Nutfah (two cells). We will try him. Therefore We have made him a being that hears, sees.
Surely We have delivered him to a Way (leading to Allah). But either he becomes grateful (he wishes to reach Allah) or ungrateful (disbeliever) (he does not wish to reach Allah before death).
Surely We have prepared for the disbelievers chains and shackles and a blazing Fire.
Surely the Abrâr ones shall drink from the cups that have Kâfûr in it.