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Sura 78
Aya 1

Chapter 78

The Tidingal-Nabaʾ ( النبإ )

40 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that mentions The [Great] Tiding of the coming of the Day og Judgment, the truth of which people yet dispute. It takes its name from the expression “the great tiding” (al-nabaʾ al-ʿaẓīm). The disbelievers often asked incredulously about the Resurrection. This surah gives evidence of God’s power, then explains what will happen on the Day of Resurrection, and the respective fates of believers and disbelievers.«

The surah is also known as The Announcement, The Great News, The Important News, The News

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Muhammad Asad: In The Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:

عَمَّ يَتَساءَلونَ

Muhammad Asad

THE THEME of this undoubtedly late Meccan surah (Suyuti) is the continuation of human life after bodily death, i.e., resurrection and God's ultimate judgment. Its conventional title is derived from the word naba appearing in the second verse.
ABOUT WHAT do they [most often] ask one another?