Wrapped in his Cloak

in The Qur'an

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

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 Wrapped in his Cloak

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After his first encounter with the Angel of Revelation in the Cave ofHira, the Prophet went home trembling and asked his wife to cover him with his cloak. The first verses of this Meccan sura were then revealed (verses 17). The sura goes on, in a section from a later period, to remind the obstinate disbelievers of their fate on the Day of Judgement (verses 810) and a specific opponent of the Prophet is singled out (verses 1131). The end of the sura (verses 3953) exposes the foolishness of the disbelievers attitude to the Revelation and the Day of Resurrection.

Chapter.  586 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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