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Classification Madinan
Meaning of the name The Repentance
Other names Al-Bara'ah (Dispensation)Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
Sura number 9
Number of verses 129
Juz' number 10 to 11
Hizb number 19 to 21
Number of Sajdahs none
Previous Sura Al-Anfal
Next Sura Yunus

Surah At-Tawbah (Arabic: سورة التوبة, Sūratu at-Tawbah, "The Repentance") also known as al-Bara'ah "the Ultimatum" in many hadith is the ninth chapter of the Qur'an, with 129 verses. It is one of the last Madinan Suras. It is the only Sura of the Qur'an that does not begin with the bismillah. This sura was revealed at the time of the Battle of Tabuk.


Verses 1-4:[1]

The famous Sword verse and the following verses (6-8) read as follows:[1]

Verse 9-13:[1]

Verse 14 reads as follows:[1]

Verse 29 reads as follows:

The Surah explains how Allah views pagans and also the People of the Book:

Verse 37 documents the prohibition of Nasīʾ:

This prohibition was repeated by Muhammad during the last sermon on Mount Arafat which was delivered during the Farewell Pilgrimage to Mecca on 9 Dhu al-Hijja 10 AH.

Verse 40[5] refers to Abu Bakr during migration to Medina, when he and Muhammad took refuge in a cave.

When the Qu'ran was first compiled there was only one person who had the last verse of at-Tawba written down: Abi Khuzaima al-Ansari,[6] although it was known and memorized by all of the companions.

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