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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 7. The Heights

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43739


Following an introductory reference to ‘the Book’ and a warning about judgment, Q7 falls into three main parts: the story of Iblīs and Adam’s fall (Q7.10–25), a series of stories about the destruction of disobedient peoples of the past (Q7.59–102), and the story of Moses, Pharaoh, and the Sons of Israel (Q7.103–174). The sūra receives its title from the enigmatic reference to ‘the heights’ at Q7.46.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)