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Sura 76
Aya 1

Chapter 76

Manal-Insān ( الانسان )

31 verses • revealed at Medinan

»The surah that opens with a question posed to arrogant Man about his utter nothingness before God brought him into existence. It takes its name from the word “man” (al-insān) mentioned in verse 1. The surah speaks of how man is tested (verse 2 ff.) and what the results will be for the evildoers (verse 4) and for the righteous (verse 5 ff.). The Prophet is urged to persevere in his devotion and to bear with patience (verse 23 ff.).«

The surah is also known as: Every (Man).

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Hamid Aziz: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

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هَل أَتىٰ عَلَى الإِنسانِ حينٌ مِنَ الدَّهرِ لَم يَكُن شَيئًا مَذكورًا

Hamid Aziz

Was there not over man a long period of time when he was a thing unremembered (nothing, not worth mention).