Quraysh (sura)

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  Sura 106 of the Quran  

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Classification Meccan
Position Juzʼ 30
Number of verses 4
Number of words 17
Number of letters 73

Sūrat Quraysh (Arabic: سورة قريش‎, "The Quraysh") is the 106th chapter of the Qur'an. It is a Meccan sura consisting of 4 ayat. The Surah has been so entitled after the word Quraish in the first verse.


It urges the Quraysh tribe who dominated Mecca to serve God, who had protected them, for the sake of their own future. It is one of two suras containing 4 ayat; the other is Al-Ikhlas. It forms a pair with the preceding sura, al-Fil, reminding the Quraysh of the favors that God had bestowed on them. It is said[by whom?] that in Ubayy ibn Ka'b's copy of the Quran they were written together as a single sura.

The Kaaba was central to the life of the Quraysh, being a center of pilgrimage which brought much trade and prestige. Sura al-Fil describes how God saved the Kaaba from destruction, while sura Quraysh describes God as Lord of the Kaaba. It also urges the Quraysh to worship God so that, among other things, he should protect them on their trading journeys.

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