History of surah The Traducer

The Traducer



Revelation Place




This surah was called (Al-Humza). On the occasion of the word Al-Humza, which occurs in the first verse, and it was called by another name, Surat Al-Lamza, which also occurs in the first verse of the Surah.

Period of Revelation

Surat Al-Humza was revealed in Mecca - and this is proved by the reason for its revelation - because it is a Meccan surah by agreement, and it was revealed after Surat Al-Qiyamah and before Surat Al-Mursalat. Surat Al-Qiyamah was revealed in the period between the migration and the journey of Isra and Mi'raj, so Surat Al-Humza was also revealed on that date.

Ataa and al-Kalbi said: This surah was revealed about al-Akhnas ibn Shureq who used to mock and slander people, especially the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace.
Muqatil said, It was revealed about Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah who used to slander the Prophet, may God's blessings and peace be upon him.
And Muhammad bin Ishaq said: We still hear that this Surah was sent down on Umayyah bin Khalaf.

Theme and topics

The sura contains two groups of verses that speak of man's destruction due to his ignorant belief that immortality is achieved by the wealth of money and not by good deeds, and of the threat of disaster due to his slander, insults and actions in this world, since death awaits him and not immortality. And that his fate is to end up in the blazing fire forever on the day of resurrection.