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About This Surah

A sura that is part very early Meccan, part Medinan (verse 20). This verse describes how God relaxed the early regime of devotion first imposed on the Prophet (in verses 1—9) to prepare him for the weighty message. The Prophet is urged to be patient (verses 10—11), told of the punishment that awaits the Meccan disbelievers in Hell (verses 12—14), and reminded of the punishment that befell Pharaoh in this life (verses 15—16).

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

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