Book: The Qur'an
Chapter: 44. The Smoke
This sūra opens with a declaration of the ‘sending down’ of the Qur’ān during a single night, followed by a warning that punishment is coming. It recounts the story of Pharaoh and the Sons of Israel, defends the idea of resurrection, and concludes with a description of the rewards and punishments awaiting the righteous and wicked. Q44 takes its title from the reference to the appearance of a heavenly ‘smoke’ which will be a sign of the Last Day (Q44.10).