English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 45: Al-Jathiyah — The Kneeling (Revealed at Makkah: 4 sections, 37 verses)


The title of this chapter is taken from v. 28, which speaks of every nation ultimately kneeling before God. Chapters 40 to 46 form one group; see the introductory note to chapter 40. The first half of this chapter relates that there are many signs of the truth of revelation but it is still denied by the disbelievers. The second half tells us that while the coming of the judgment is denied by those whose hearts are hardened, they shall have to face their doom.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. Denial of Revelation (Verses 45:1–45:11)
  2. Truth of the Revelation (Verses 45:12–45:21)
  3. Denial of Judgment (Verses 45:22–45:26)
  4. The Doom (Verses 45:27–45:37)