26 verses • revealed at Meccan
»The surah that opens with the edifying question regarding human awareness of the coming of a sure cataclysmic event it calls The Enveloper. It takes its name from “the enveloper” (al-ghāshiyah) mentioned in verse 1. The surah serves to warn the disbelievers, encourage the Prophet Muḥammad and the believers, and absolve him of responsibility for the disbelievers.«
The surah is also known as The Overpowering, The Overwhelmer, The Overwhelming, The Overwhelming Event, The Pall, The Whelming
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ
E. H. Palmer: IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
Has there come to thee the story of the overwhelming?