English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 78: An-Naba — The Announcement (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 40 verses)


This chapter is entitled Al-Naba’ or the Announcement, from the mention in v. 2 of the tremendous or very great announcement. It announces to humanity that God will give life to a dead earth through the Holy Prophet. It speaks also of the day of Decision to show that Truth will ultimately triumph over opposition to it. Its revelation belongs to the early period at Makkah.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. The Day of Decision (Verses 78:1–78:30)
  2. The Day of Decision (Verses 78:31–78:40)