068 Al-Qalam

Episodes: 333
Arabic: القَلـََم
Translation: The Pen
Verses: 52

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068 Al-Qalam

This is an early Makki Surah and is also known as Surah Noon since it begins with the letter Noon. Allaah (SWT) swears by the pen to say that the Prophet ﷺ is not mad, and for him will be uninterrupted rewards.

The men of garden wanted to be stingy and did not wish to share the produce with any poor. Allaah (SWT) ruined their produce, and so they could not read anything for themselves. They regretted their attitude of miserliness and repented to Allaah (SWT).


Allaah (SWT) exhorts the Prophet ﷺ to remain patient with the rejection of his people and to not be like Yunus (AS) who left his people in anger, and then was swallowed by the whale in the sea. Yunus (AS) repented to Allaah (SWT) and was forgiven.

The Qur’an is a reminder to everyone.