English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 69: Al-Haqqah — The Sure Truth (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 52 verses)


The name of this chapter is the word which constitutes its first verse. Al-Ḥāqqah or The Sure Truth is the hour of the triumph of truth and the doom of the opponents. After mentioning this, the chapter refers to the fate of the earlier nations and says that the Sure Truth is the time of the reward of the faithful and punishment of the evil-doers. At the end the chapter deals with the allegations of the opponents against the Holy Prophet. This chapter is later in revelation than the last chapter as it deals with later allegations that he was a poet or a diviner or an impostor.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. The Doom (Verses 69:1–69:37)
  2. False Allegations Refuted (Verses 69:38–69:52)