044 Ad-Dukhan

Episodes: 312
Arabic: الدُّخان
Translation: The Smoke
Verses: 59

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044 Ad-Dukhan

Surah Ad-Dukhan is a middle Makki Surah, and its name is a reference to the smoke as a sign of the final days of Resurrection.

Beginning from Surah Ghaafir, are a group of seven surahs that initiate with the Huroof Muqattaat – Haa Meem. Such disjointed letters, such as Alif Laam Meem, Yaa Seen, Noon etc. are found at the beginning of twenty-nine surahs in the Qur’an, and only Allaah (SWT) knows their true meaning, even though scholars have tried to understand and explain possible interpretations. The surahs that begin with Haa Meem follow in succession – Ghaafir, Fussilat, Ash-Shoora, Az Zukhruf, Ad-Dukhan, Al Jaathiyah and Al Ahqaaf, and these are considered to focus on inviting people to the Tawheed.

The Qur’an was brought down by Jibreel (AS) to the lowest heaven on the Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Decree, in Ramadan.

Musa (AS) had asked Firawn to let the Children of Israel go with him, but he refused and was arrogant about his power. So Allaah (SWT) ordered Musa (AS) to depart at night with the Children of Israel, and they crossed the sea that was parted by the order of Allaah (SWT). Firawn and his men pursued them but they were drowned in the sea.

The Universe was not created without purpose, but the disbelievers refuse to accept that there is life beyond this world. The Qur’an has been made easy to understand remember, but the disbelievers turn away from it.