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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 51. The Scatterers

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43783


This sūra opens with a series of vivid affirmations of the certainty and imminence of the Day of Judgment. Next comes the story of Abraham and his guests, followed by briefer reports of the punishment of Pharaoh and the peoples of ‘Ād, Thamūd, and Noah. A final section extols God’s power and providence. Q51 takes its name from a word in the opening verse.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)