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Sura 45
Aya 1

Chapter 45

Crowlingal-Jāthiyah ( الجاثية )

37 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that mentions The Kneeling of every community around the brink of Hellfire on the Day of Doom in wait of its divine judgment. It takes its name from the word “kneeling” (jāthiyah) in verse 28. The surah addresses some of the arguments put forward by those sceptical of the truthfulness of the Quran. Emphasis is placed on the signs of God’s existence discernible in nature, and on the painful punishment that awaits the doubters on the Day of Judgement. The misguided arrogance of the disbelievers (verse 8 and verse 31) is contrasted with God’s true greatness (verse 37); references to God’s wisdom and majesty open and close the surah.«

The surah is also known as Bowing the Knee, Crouching, Hobbling, The Kneeling, The Kneeling Down

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

: bi-smi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi


ḥ-m (ḥā mīm)