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Sura 88 of the Quran
The Overwhelming
Classification Meccan
Other names The Pall, The Overwhelming Calamity, The Enveloper, The Overshadowing Event
Position Juzʼ 30
No. of verses 26
No. of words 92
No. of letters 382

Sūrat al-Ghāshiyah (Arabic: الغاشية‎, “The Overwhelming”, “The Pall”) is the eighty-eighth sura of the Qur'an with 26 ayat. The sura's topics are Paradise, Hell and the miracle of creation of all things by Allah. According to hadith, Muhammed used to recite al-Ghashiya (Sura 88) on the day of Jumu'ah after surah Al-Jumua (Sura 62).[1][2]


  1. ^ Muwatta Imam Malik, USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 5, Hadith 21; Arabic reference: Book 5, Hadith 244.
  2. ^ Sunan ibn Majah, Grade: Sahih (Darussalam); English reference: Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1120; Arabic reference: Book 5, Hadith 1174

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