|Other names||Surat Ibraheem, Surah Ibrahim, Sura Ibrahim, surah ibraheem,|
|Time of revelation||Not long before Hijrat-e-Madina|
|No. of Rukus||7|
|No. of verses||52|
|No. of Sajdahs||none|
The surah emphasizes that only God knows what goes on inside a man's heart, implying we must accept each other's words in good faith.(14:38)
Regarding the timing and contextual background of the supposed revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), it is an earlier "Meccan surah", which means it is believed to have been revealed in Mecca, instead of later in Medina.
This chapter's name is Surah Ibrahim (Arabic) or Chapter of Abraham (English). Surahs of the Quran are not always named after their thematic content, but in this case a large section of the surah (ayat 35-41) focus on a prayer of Abraham's, which reveals the quality of Abraham's character.
- Guppy, Shusha, For the good of Islam The Observer, 15 December 1991
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