This sūrah, which consists of 30 verses, was revealed in Makkah. It takes its name from verse 15, which states that the believers prostrate upon hearing the Revelations. It discusses the Divine origin of the Qur’ān, and mentions the creation of humankind to draw the attention to the second creation in the other world, and to the end of both those who believe and disbelieve in God’s signs and Revelations. It also tells how the Children of Israel were guided through a similar Divine Book given to the Prophet Moses, upon him be peace. The sūrah ends with glad tidings for the believers concerning the rewards awaiting them in the Hereafter.
Alif. Lam. Mim.