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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 54. The Moon

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43786


This sūra is made up almost entirely of stories about earlier generations who were destroyed for their disobedience, all linked together by a recurring refrain which ends with the question, ‘Is there anyone who takes heed?’ Fittingly, both the beginning and the end warn that judgment is near. Q54 receives its title from the opening reference to the moon being split open, a sign that the end is at hand.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)