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About This Surah

A Meccan sura that takes its title from verse 10, which describes a smoke-filled day, taken by many to refer to the Day of judgement. The sura highlights the mercy that is the Qur’an, addresses the obduracy of the powerful and wealthy oppressors, and draws comparisons between the people of Pharaoh, Tubba’, and the Meccans. The people of Paradise will enjoy heavenly bliss while those who were mighty in this world will suffer the torments of Hell.

Source: The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (Amazon Kindle Edition)

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