60 verses • revealed at Meccan
»The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by The Scattering winds that stream far and wide bearing the rain clouds of His mercy. It takes its name from verse 1, which mentions the “scatterers” (dhāriyāt). The surah gives several signs of nature as proof of the Resurrection, among them the scattering winds. The disbelievers are reminded of the fate that befell previous rebellious generations and the Prophet is urged to carry on reminding.«
The surah is also known as: Scattering (Winds), The Dispersers, The Dispersing, The Scattering Winds, The Winds, The Winds That Scatter, Winnowing (Winds).
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ
E. H. Palmer: IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
By the scatterers who scatter!