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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 56. The Falling

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43788


This sūra opens with a vivid description of the Last Day, when people will be divided into three classes – ‘the foremost’ and ‘the companions on the right and left’ – whose rewards and punishments are then described. The second half of the sūra extols God’s power and providence, and praises the Qur’ān. Q56 receives its title from the ‘falling’ of Judgment referred to in the opening verse.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)