English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)
by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Chapter 77: Al-Mursalat — Those Sent Forth (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 50 verses)
This chapter is a supplement to the previous, for while it is shown there how the righteous attain to perfection, here the fate of the rejectors is made clear. Those sent forth are the Divine messengers, the rejection of whose message brings evil consequences, and that word (mursalāt), occurring in the first verse, gives its name to this chapter. The fourth year of the Holy Prophet’s mission is regarded as the probable date of the revelation of this chapter.