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Sura al-Anbiya'

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Sura al-Anbiya'
Taha← →al-Hajj
سوره انبیاء.jpg
Sura Number 21
Juz' 17
Revelation
Revelation Number 73
Makki/Madani Makki
Information
Verse Count 112
Word Count 1177
Letter Count 5093

Sūra al-Anbīyā' (Arabic: سورة الأنبياء) is twenty first sura of the Qur'an. It is a Makki sura located in juz' seventeen. Naming of this sura as al-Anbiya' is due to mentioning the names of sixteen prophets in this sura. Some of the primary topics in Sura al-Anbiya' are Unity of God, prophethood, the hereafter and removing people's ignorance.

Some of the famous verses of this sura are verses eighty seven and eighty eight of this sura which are known as the verse of Ghufayla prayer or Al-Yunusiyya Dhikr and verse 105 which suggests inheritance of the earth by the righteous. About the merits of this sura, it is mentioned that whoever recites this sura, God will be easy on him in reckoning his deeds, will forgive him, and all the prophets whose names are mentioned in the Qur'an will send praise to him.

Introduction

  • Naming

Of twenty five prophets whose names are mentioned in the Qur'an, sixteen of them are mentioned