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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 35. Creator

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43767


The first part of this sūra is in the form of an address to the people, setting forth the claims of God (Q35.1–17). It then shifts to address the Prophet, consoling him with the reminder of previous messengers who also faced rejection (Q35.18–26). It concludes with the different fates awaiting believers and disbelievers. Q35 takes its title from the reference to God as ‘creator’ in the opening verse, but is also called ‘the angels’ (al-Malā’ika) from another word in the first verse.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)