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Sura 34
Aya 1

Chapter 34

ShebaSabaʾ ( سبإ )

54 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that mentions the gracious dwelling place of the blessed people of Sheba in Yemen, whom God whelmed away for their rejection of God’s blessings and then punished them for their ingratitude. It is named after the account of Sheba (Saba) in verse 15 ff. The Prophet is first encouraged through references to David and Solomon and how God favoured them. The disbelievers of Mecca are warned through a description of the punishment that awaits them on the Day of Resurrection. Two references are made to their accusing the Prophet of madness (verse 8 and verse 46) and this charge is thoroughly refuted.«

The surah is also known as: The City of Saba.

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Shabbir Ahmed: With the Glorious Name of Allah, the Instant and Sustaining Source of all Mercy and Kindness.

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الحَمدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي لَهُ ما فِي السَّماواتِ وَما فِي الأَرضِ وَلَهُ الحَمدُ فِي الآخِرَةِ ۚ وَهُوَ الحَكيمُ الخَبيرُ

Shabbir Ahmed

All Praise is due to Allah to Whom belong all things in the heavens and all things in the earth. The entire Universe manifests His Praise in its design, action, discipline and splendor. And for Him is the Praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware.