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Sura 88 of the Quran
The Overwhelming
Other namesThe Pall, The Overwhelming Calamity, The Enveloper, The Overshadowing Event
PositionJuzʼ 30
No. of verses26
No. of words92
No. of letters382

Sūrat al-Ghāshiyah (Arabic: الغاشية‎, “The Overwhelming”, “The Pall”) is the 88th chapter (surah) of the Qur'an with 26 verses (ayat).

The sura's topics are Paradise, Hell and the miracle of creation of all things by God (allāh).

This Surah describes the faces of the believers on the day of judgement. According to hadith, Muhammed used to recite these words on the day of Jumu'ah after surah Al-Jumua (Sura 62).[1][2]

Main Theme Of Surah[edit]

This surah refers to three broad ranging topics. The first, God (Allah) describes the difference between good and evil paths that an individual can take and the consequence of each path. He then clarifies their destiny and describes what hell would be like for the non-believers. The second theme mentions the creations Allah has made and referring to the sky, the earth and the mountains. Lastly, In verses 21-22, Allah gives a direct message to Prophet Muhammad and tells him, "So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder. You are not over them a controller." [3]


  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
  3. ^ "Surah Al Ghashiyah Transliteration". Retrieved 2019-03-14.

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