Chapter

The Lord of Mercy

in The Qur'an

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

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Lord of Mercy

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A Medinan sura that highlights God's wonders in this world, describes the end of the world, and paints an evocative picture of the delights of Paradise. Hell is briefly contrasted (verses 434) with the joys that await the righteous. The sura is characterized by the refrain Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny? which runs throughout. The sura divides mankind andjinn into three classes: the disbelievers (verses 415), the best of believers (verses 4661), and the ordinary believers (verses 6277).

Chapter.  860 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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