You are here: Home » Chapter 81 » Verse 1 » Translation
Sura 81
Aya 1

Chapter 81

The Winding Upal-Takwīr ( التكوير )

29 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that opens with a riveting description of The Winding Up of the sun at the end of earthly life and the dawn of eternity. It takes its name from “the winding up”, “the enfolding” or “the darkening” (takwīr) of the sun as mentioned in verse 1. The surah stress the fact that people will be confronted by their deeds on Judgement Day, asserting the truth of the Quran, and calling people to the right path. It opens with a powerful description of events on that Day.«

The surah is also known as Shrouded in Darkness, The Cessation, The Compacting, The Darkening, The Enfolding, The Folding up, Wrapping Things Up

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

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

إِذَا الشَّمسُ كُوِّرَت

Muhammad Asad

THE conventional designation of this very early surah (most probably the seventh in the order of revelation) is derived from the verb kuwwirat, which occurs in the first verse and introduces the symbolic image of the Last Hour and, hence, of man's resurrection.
WHEN THE SUN is shrouded in darkness,