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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 39. The Companies

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43771


This sūra opens with pronouncements about divine origin of the Qur’ān and the unity and creative power of God. The remainder of sūra contrasts the different fates awaiting believers and disbelievers, before concluding with a vivid description of Judgment Day. Q39 receives its title from the reference to the righteous and wicked entering the Garden and Gehenna in ‘companies’ (Q39.71, 73).

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)