Surah Al-Hijr

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Sura 15 of the Quran
الحجر
Al-Ḥijr
The Stoneland
ClassificationMeccan
Other namesAl-Hijr Valley
PositionJuzʼ 14
Hizb no.27
No. of Rukus6
No. of verses99
Opening muqaṭṭaʻātʾAlif Lām Rā الر
Mada'in Salih
مَدَائِن صَالِح
Qasr al Farid.JPG
Al-Hijr or Mada'in Salih
Surah Al-Hijr is located in Saudi Arabia
Surah Al-Hijr
Shown within Saudi Arabia
Alternate nameAl-Hijr
ٱلْحِجْر
Hegra
LocationAl Madinah Region, Al-Hejaz, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates26°47′30″N 37°57′10″E / 26.79167°N 37.95278°E / 26.79167; 37.95278Coordinates: 26°47′30″N 37°57′10″E / 26.79167°N 37.95278°E / 26.79167; 37.95278
TypeSettlement
Official nameAl-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâ’in Sâlih)
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iii
Designated2008 (32nd session)
Reference no.1293
RegionArab States

Surah Al-Hijr (Arabic: الحجر, lit.'The Stoneland'), is the fifteenth surah of the Qur'an, the religious book of Muslims. This Surah was revealed in Makkah and has 99 verses.[1]

Summary[change | change source]

  • 1-3 Unbelievers will one day wish themselves Muslims
  • 4-5 Every nation has its day of grace
  • 6 Muhammad charged with demoniacal possession by the disbelievers (the Quraish)
  • 7 The unbelievers say a true prophet would have come with a company of angels
  • 8 Angels are not sent to gratify curiosity, but to minister judgment
  • 9 God the author and preserver of the Quran
  • 10-11 The former prophets were laughed to scorn
  • 12-15 The scoffing Quraish judicially blinded
  • 16-20 God declares his glory in the heaven and the earth
  • 21-22 He is active in every part of Nature
  • 23-25 He is the God of life, death, and judgment
  • 26-29 God says Men created of clay—the Jinn of fire
  • 29-33 Iblís among the angels refuses to worship Adam
  • 34-38 He is cursed and respited until the judgment
  • 39-40 Satan declares to God his purpose to seduce men
  • 41-42 The elect are safe from Satan’s power
  • 43-44 The seven gates of hell will receive Satan’s followers
  • 45-50 Paradise joys in store for true believers
  • 51-77 The story of Abraham and Lot
  • 78-79 The unbelieving Midianites are destroyed
  • 80-81 The scoffing inhabitants of Al Hajr reject their prophets though accompanied with miracles
  • 82-84 Rock-hewn houses fail to save them
  • 85-86 The heaven and earth created in righteousness
  • 87 Command to repeat the seven verses (Al-Fatiha)
  • 88-90 Muhammad not to envy the prosperity of infidels
  • 91-93 The enemies of God will surely be punished
  • 94-96 Muhammad commanded to preach boldly
  • 97-99 He is exhorted to praise and serve God until death [2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Al Hijr, Arabic English, HTMl, PDF, Free Download". www.quran4u.com. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  2. Wherry, Elwood Morris (1896). A Complete Index to Sale's Text, Preliminary Discourse, and Notes. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. Bleyhesh al-Amri, Waleed (2019-06-13). The rise of interventionist Quran translations. Routledge. pp. 9–26.

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