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    • AL-NAJM The Star النجم Meccan (surah 53 • 62 ayahs)
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      AL-NAJM The Star النجم Meccan (surah 53 • 62 ayahs)

      AL-NAJM The Star النجم Meccan (surah 53 • 62 ayahs)Rate this post AL-NAJM The Star النجم Meccan (surah 53 • 62 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by every one of THE STARS, as they descend and disappear beneath the horizon, that Muḥammad is indeed God’s awaited Messenger. […]

    • AL-SHAMS The Sun الشمس Meccan (surah 91 • 15 ayahs)
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      AL-SHAMS The Sun الشمس Meccan (surah 91 • 15 ayahs)

      AL-SHAMS The Sun الشمس Meccan (surah 91 • 15 ayahs)Rate this post AL-SHAMS The Sun الشمس Meccan (surah 91 • 15 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE SUN as it shines out with morning’s radiance. It is named after “the sun” (al-shams), mentioned in verse 1. […]

    • AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs)
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      AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs)

      AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs)Rate this post AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the revelation that a group of THE JINN listened to the Prophet reciting the Quran, believed in it, and so admonished their own race. It is names after […]

    • AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)
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      AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)

      AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)Rate this post AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the single discrete Arabic letter Nūn and the oath of the Divine One swearing by the instrument of THE PEN, as well as all knowledge that people are […]

    • AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)
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      AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)

      AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)5 (100%) 1 vote AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of THE QUAKE of the earth in utter destruction at the end of the world. It takes its name from “the quake” (al-zalzalah) mentioned in […]

    • AL-ḤUJURĀT Apartments الحجرات Medinan (surah 49 • 18 ayahs)
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      AL-ḤUJURĀT Apartments الحجرات Medinan (surah 49 • 18 ayahs)

      AL-ḤUJURĀT Apartments الحجرات Medinan (surah 49 • 18 ayahs)Rate this post AL-ḤUJURĀT Apartments الحجرات Medinan (surah 49 • 18 ayahs) »The surah that criticized as ill-mannered and uncouth those who would stand behind the APARTMENTS of the Prophet’s wives and call him forth for discourse with raised voices. It takes its name from the word […]

    • AL-JĀTHIYAH Crowling الجاثية Meccan (surah 45 • 37 ayahs)
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      AL-JĀTHIYAH Crowling الجاثية Meccan (surah 45 • 37 ayahs)

      AL-JĀTHIYAH Crowling الجاثية Meccan (surah 45 • 37 ayahs)Rate this post AL-JĀTHIYAH Crowling الجاثية Meccan (surah 45 • 37 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE KNEELING of every community around the brink of Hellfire on the Day of Doom in wait of its divine judgment. It takes its name from the word “kneeling” (jāthiyah) in […]

    • ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs)
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      ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs)

      ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs)Rate this post ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the single discrete Arabic letter ṢĀD. It takes its name from the letter Ṣād, as mentioned in verse 1. This surah mentions previous prophets in support and encouragement for Muḥammad, […]

    • AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs)
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      AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs)

      AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs)Rate this post AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs) »The surah that declares the ultimate success of THE FAITHFUL – the believers in One God, without partner, and that describes the irreproachable of their spiritual and moral virtues. It takes its name […]

    • AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs)
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      AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs)

      AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs)Rate this post AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE THRONGS of the unbelievers who shall be driven to Hell in the Hereafter, and the companies of the God-fearing who shall be ushered to Paradise in honour. It […]

    • AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs)
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      AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs)

      AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs)Rate this post AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of God as the Lord of HUMANS and teaches one to seek refuge in Him from the whisperings of Satan and those of evil jinn and people. It […]

    • ʿABASA He frowned عبس Meccan (surah 80 • 42 ayahs)
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      ʿABASA He frowned عبس Meccan (surah 80 • 42 ayahs)

      ʿABASA He frowned عبس Meccan (surah 80 • 42 ayahs)Rate this post ʿABASA He frowned عبس Meccan (surah 80 • 42 ayahs) »The surah that opens with admonishing the Prophet and refers to him as HE [WHO] FROWNED and turned away. While the Prophet was speaking to some unbelieving nobles of Quraysh, hoping to convert […]

    • AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs)
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      AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs)

      AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs)Rate this post AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a reassurance to the Prophet Muḥammad that his divine appointment to receive God’s revelation has been nothing less than the OPENING of the breast to sacred wisdom and guidance, and […]

    • YŪSUF Joseph يوسف Meccan (surah 12 • 111 ayahs)
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      YŪSUF Joseph يوسف Meccan (surah 12 • 111 ayahs)

      YŪSUF Joseph يوسف Meccan (surah 12 • 111 ayahs)Rate this post YŪSUF Joseph يوسف Meccan (surah 12 • 111 ayahs) »The surah that narrates the edifying and enthralling life experience of the noble prophet and interpreter of dreams, JOSEPH—son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham—calling it “the fairest of stories,” an inspirational triumph […]

    • AL-ḤIJR Ḥijr الحجر Meccan (surah 15 • 99 ayahs)
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      AL-ḤIJR Ḥijr الحجر Meccan (surah 15 • 99 ayahs)

      AL-ḤIJR Ḥijr الحجر Meccan (surah 15 • 99 ayahs)Rate this post AL-ḤIJR Ḥijr الحجر Meccan (surah 15 • 99 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the ancient and might people of Thamūd that lived in a place or region named ḤIJR, and whom God destroyed because they belied with extreme prejudice His miraculous signs and messengers. […]

    • AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs)
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      AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs)

      AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs)Rate this post AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs) »The surah that declares that God bears witness that the false profession of faith by THE HYPOCRITES is uttered only as a screen to hide their duplicity. It takes its name from its […]

    • FĀṬIR The Originator فاطر Meccan (surah 35 • 45 ayahs)
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      FĀṬIR The Originator فاطر Meccan (surah 35 • 45 ayahs)

      FĀṬIR The Originator فاطر Meccan (surah 35 • 45 ayahs)Rate this post FĀṬIR The Originator فاطر Meccan (surah 35 • 45 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the praise of God as THE ORIGINATOR of the heavens and the earth. It takes its name from the word “fāṭir” (orginator), which occurs in verse 1. The […]

    • AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs)
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      AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs)

      AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs)Rate this post AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs) »The surah that chastises as irreligious and mean all those who withhold from the helpless and needy of the most basic forms of AID. It takes its name from verse 7, in which “the aid” […]

    • ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs)
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      ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs)

      ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs)Rate this post ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs) »The surah that mentions that God has chosen THE FAMILY OF IMRAN to inherit prophethood above the people of all the world (Imran was a […]

    • AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs)
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      AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs)

      AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs)Rate this post AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs) »The surah that describes the Divine Being as the one and only God, who is THE FORGIVER of Sin, the Acceptor of Repentance, but also the Severe in Punishment. It takes its name […]

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