History of surah The Resurrection

The Resurrection



Revelation Place




The reason for naming it as "Surat Al-Qiyamah" came because it speaks of the horrors of the Day of Resurrection from its beginning to its end.

Period of Revelation

Although there are no hadiths indicating the period of revelation of the surah, there is internal evidence on the subject of this surah indicating that it is one of the oldest surahs revealed in Mecca. { Move not your tongue with it, [O Muhammad], to hasten with recitation of the Qur'an (16)} And Al-Bukhari transmitted on the authority of Ibn Abbas that he said, Whenever a revelation was sent down to him, he moved his tongue with it because he wanted to memorize it, so God revealed, { Move not your tongue with it, [O Muhammad], to hasten with recitation of the Qur'an (16) } verse).

Another indication that it was revealed in Mecca is the fact that the theme of the surah focuses on "resurrection and retribution," which is one of the pillars of faith, and specifically focuses on the resurrection and its terrors, the hour and its hardships, and the state of man at the time of death and the difficulties and hardships that the unbeliever will face in the hereafter, and for this reason it was called Surah " Al-Qiyamah "

Theme and topics

It seems that most of the suras from here to the end of the Quran were revealed in the period when the revelation of the Quran began, given their content and style, and they speak about Islam and its basic concepts and moral teachings with force and effectiveness in eloquent and short sentences, while sternly warning the people of Mecca of their errors and deviations and pointing to their reward in the Hereafter.
In this sura, the deniers of the hereafter are addressed, answers are given to each of their doubts and objections, and strong arguments are presented to prove the occurrence of the resurrection and the hereafter, while people are warned against their actions that may lead to their perishing on the Day of Judgment, so that every person knows what good or evil he has done in this world.