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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

Bijan Moeinian: Lord; the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful.

إِذَا الشَّمسُ كُوِّرَت

Bijan Moeinian

When the sun in folded up (internally collapsed).