History of surah The Dunes

The Dunes



Revelation Place




It was called "Surah Al-Ahqaf" because it is the dwellings of Ad, those whom God destroyed by their tyrann, and their dwellings were in Al-Ahqaf in the land of Yemen.

Period of Revelation

Surat Al-Ahqaf is the last of the seven Al-Hawamim, and it is very likely that Al-Ahqaf was revealed at a time close two years before the Hijrah.
Al-Thalabi said according to the authority of Abi Salih according to the authority of Ibn Abbas: When the affliction worsened among the companions of the Messenger of God, he saw in a dream that he would emigrate to a land of palm trees, trees, and water, and told this to his companions, whereupon they rejoiced and saw in it a relief from that in which they were because they had harmed by the polytheists: When will we emigrate to the land you have seen? The messenger of God was silent. Then God Almighty revealed, { Say: "I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the apostles, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I follow.} [Al-Ahqaf:9] I mean, I do not know whether I should go to the place I saw in my dream or not, then he said, It is only something I saw in my dream. I only follow what was revealed to me. Then he said " that which is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner"

Theme and topics

In this Meccan sura, the issue of faith...  in the oneness of God and the absolute dominion over this existence and who is in it and what is in it, and faith in the revelation and the message and that Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, is a messenger. The belief in the resurrection and what comes after it, in the form of reckoning and reward for what was in this worldly life in terms of work and merit and benevolence and abuse.