Chapter

Sheba

in The Qur'an

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

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 Sheba

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A Meccan sura that takes its name from the people ofSheba who were blessed, and then punished for their ingratitude (verses 1521). The Prophet is first encouraged through references to David and Solomon and how God favoured them. The disbelievers of Mecca are warned through a description of the punishment that awaits them on the Day of Resurrection. Two references are made to their accusing the Prophet of madness (verses 8 and 46) and this charge is thoroughly refuted.

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Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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