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You are here: Home > Islam - Basics > Quran > Sura List > Sura 77 - Dispatched

Sura 77:  Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat)

Number of verses in sura: 50
Order of revelation: 33

[77:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[77:1]  (Angels) dispatched in succession.

[77:2]  To drive the wind.

[77:3]  Stir up clouds.

[77:4]  Distribute the provisions.

[77:5]  Deliver messages.

[77:6]  Good news, as well as warnings.

[77:7]  What is promised will come to pass.

[77:8]  Thus, when the stars are put out.

[77:9]  The sky is opened up.

[77:10]  The mountains are blown up.

[77:11]  The messengers are summoned.

[77:12]  That is the appointed day.

[77:13]  The Day of Decision.

[77:14]  What a Day of Decision!

[77:15]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:16]  Did we not annihilate the earlier generations?

[77:17]  Then we made others follow them?

[77:18]  This is what we do to the criminals.

[77:19]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:20]  Did we not create you from a lowly liquid?*

*77:20-23 According to Langman's Medical Embryology, by T. W. Sadler (Fifth Edition, Page 88): ``In general the length of pregnancy for a full term fetus is 266 days or 38 weeks after fertilization.'' Both 266 and 38 are multiples of 19 (Appendix 1).

[77:21]  Then we placed it in a well-protected repository.

[77:22]  For a specific period.

[77:23]  We measured it precisely.* We are the best designers.

*77:20-23 According to Langman's Medical Embryology, by T. W. Sadler (Fifth Edition, Page 88): "In general, the length of pregnancy for a full term fetus is 266 days or 38 weeks after fertilization." Both 266 and 38 are multiples of 19 (Appendix 1).

[77:24]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:25]  Did we not make the earth an abode?

[77:26]  For the living and the dead?

[77:27]  We placed on it high mountains, and provided you with fresh water to drink.

[77:28]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:29]  Go to what you used to disbelieve in.

[77:30]  Go to a shade of three different densities.

[77:31]  Yet, it provides neither coolness, nor protection from the heat.

[77:32]  It throws sparks as big as mansions.

[77:33]  As yellow as the color of camels.

[77:34]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:35]  That is the day they do not speak.

[77:36]  Nor are they given permission to apologize.

[77:37]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:38]  This is the Day of Decision. We have summoned you and the previous generations.

[77:39]  If you have any schemes, go ahead and scheme.

[77:40]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:41]  The righteous will enjoy shade and springs.

[77:42]  And fruits that they desire.

[77:43]  Eat and drink happily in return for your works.

[77:44]  We thus reward the virtuous.

[77:45]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:46]  Eat and enjoy temporarily; you are guilty.

[77:47]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:48]  When they are told, "Bow down," they do not bow down.

[77:49]  Woe on that day to the rejectors.

[77:50]  Which Hadith, other than this, do they uphold?

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