English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 52: At-Tur — The Mountain (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 49 verses)


The name of this chapter is taken from the first verse where the mention of The Mountain is an indication of a similarity between the Holy Prophet Muhammad and Moses. The chapter tells us that while punishment must befall the Holy Prophet’s opponents as it did the opponents of Moses, the faithful will be rewarded with success. It ends with a clear mention of the doom of the opponents in this very life. This chapter belongs to the early period at Makkah.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. Success of the Faithful (Verses 52:1–52:28)
  2. Opponents are Doomed (Verses 52:29–52:49)