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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 77. The Ones Sent Forth

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43809


This sūra, unified by the theme of impending judgment, opens with a series of vivid affirmations of the certainty of the Last Day, and then, just as vividly, describes the signs that will accompany it. The remainder of the sūra is a series of eschatological ‘woes’ directed against those who deny God’s judgment. Q77 takes its name from a word in the opening verse, probably referring to the winds of an approaching storm as a metaphor for the imminent arrival of the Last Day.

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)