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Sura al-Tur

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This article is an introduction to the Sura al-Tur; to read its text see text:Sura al-Tur.
Sura al-Tur
al-Dhariyat← →al-Najm
سوره طور.jpg
Sura Number 52
Juz' 27
Revelation
Revelation Number 76
Makki/Madani makki
Information
Verse Count 49
Word Count 313
Letter Count 1324

Sūra al-Ṭūr (Arabic: سورة الطور) is the fifty second sura of the Qur'an. It is a Makki sura and located in juz' twenty seven. In the first verse of this sura, it is sworn upon "al-Tur" (the Mount), and therefore this sura is called "al-Tur". It is said that "al-Tur" refers to the mountain where Prophet Moses (a) received revelations. Sura al-Tur threatens disbelievers with punishment and mentions some of its attributes. Then, it describes some of the blessings of the Paradise and admonishes the deniers of the prophethood of the Prophet (s). About the merits of the recitation of Sura al-Tur, one of the transmitted hadiths says that whoever recites it, will be away from the punishment of Hell, resides in the Paradise and will receive the good of this world and the Hereafter.

Introduction

Naming

This sura is called "al-Tur" because in its first verse, it is sworn upon "al-Tur".[1] In al-Mizan, Allama Tabataba'i wrote, "al-Tur refers to the mountain where Moses (a) received the revelation."[2]

Place and Order of Revelation

Sura al-Tur is a Makki sura (revealed in Mecca) and was seventy-sixth sura revealed to the Prophet (s). In the current order of compilation, It is fifty-second sura of the Qur'an,[3] located in juz' twenty seven.