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Sura 39
Aya 1

Chapter 39

The Throngsal-Zumar ( الزمر )

75 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that mentions The Throngs of the unbelievers who shall be driven to Hell in the Hereafter, and the companies of the God-fearing who shall be ushered to Paradise in honour. It takes its name from verse 71 and verse 73 in which the word “throngs” (zumar) occurs. The main focus of the surah is the contrast between those who follow the true faith, and those who ascribe partners to God. The surah emphasizes that people are free to choose whether to believe or disbelieve (verse 41), but urges them in the strongest possible terms to turn to the right path while there is still time to repent (verse 53 ff.).«

The surah is also known as The Companies, The Crowds, The Multitudes, The Small Groups

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Yusuf Ali: In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

تَنزيلُ الكِتابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ العَزيزِ الحَكيمِ

Yusuf Ali

The revelation of this Book is from God,1 the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.
  • In connection with Revelation two qualities of God are mentioned: (1) that He is All-Powerful and can carry out His Will in spite of all opposition; and (2) that He is full of knowledge and wisdom. The first answers those who question how God can send Revelation to man; the second explains that true wisdom consists in carrying out God’s Will as revealed to us.