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Sura 78 of the Quran
The Tidings
Other namesThe Announcement
PositionJuzʼ 30
No. of Rukus2
No. of verses40
No. of words174
No. of letters796

Sūrat an-Nabaʼ (Arabic: سورة النبأ‎, “The Tidings”, “The Announcement”) is the seventy-eighth chapter (sura) of the Quran with 40 verses. Its forty verses are divided into two equal parts of twenty verses each. The first twenty verses are filled with the wonders of the worldly creation (the earth, plants, the peace of night, the mountains and rain). The latter twenty verses are filled with the eternal wonders and horrors of the next world with raging sinner (the Arabic root TGY "tageena" is used) being punished starkly opposed with the rewarding of dutiful believers (the Arabic root WQY "mutaqeena" is employed as a poetic parataxis to TGY) in paradise. [1]



  1. ^ An-Naba at Sacred Texts
  2. ^ Jami` at-Tirmidhi English reference : Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3297 Arabic reference : Book 47, Hadith 3609

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