Chapter

The Poets

in The Qur'an

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192831934
Published online November 2007 |

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Poets

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A Meccan sura which takes its name from the reference to poets in verse 224. It talks about the disbelievers who belittle the Quran, and gives examples of God's power and grace in nature. It recounts several stories of earlier prophets, the reactions of their people, and punishments that afflicted them, ending by confirming the divine origin of the Quran. It is not something brought down by thejinn, nor is it poetry.

Chapter.  2629 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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