40 verses • revealed at Meccan
»The surah that mentions The [Great] Tiding of the coming of the Day og Judgment, the truth of which people yet dispute. It takes its name from the expression “the great tiding” (al-nabaʾ al-ʿaẓīm). The disbelievers often asked incredulously about the Resurrection. This surah gives evidence of God’s power, then explains what will happen on the Day of Resurrection, and the respective fates of believers and disbelievers.«
The surah is also known as The Announcement, The Great News, The Important News, The News
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ
T. B. Irving: In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!
(I) What are they questioning one another about?