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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 55. The Merciful

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43787


The first half of this sūra recounts God’s blessings; the second half describes the punishments of the wicked and rewards of the righteous. One of its distinctive features is that it addresses both humans and jinn in the form of a refrain that is repeated some thirty-one times (‘Which of the blessings of your Lord will you two call a lie?’). Q55 takes its title from the opening reference to God as ‘the Merciful.’

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