50 verses • revealed at Meccan
»The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the Emissaries as those sent forth in succession. It takes its name from the “emissaries” (mursalāt) mentioned in verse 1. The surah describes the Day of Decision: its inevitability, arguments for its coming, and the events that will presage the Judgement, as well as the fates of believers and disbelievers.«
The surah is also known as: (Winds) Sent Forth, The Loosed Ones, Those Sent Forth, Those Sent Forth in Succession, Those That Are Sent Forth.
بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ
M. M. Pickthall: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
By the emissary winds, (sent) one after another