The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

55. The Merciful

The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

A.J. Droge [+-]
A. J. Droge is the translator of The Qur’an: A New Annotated Translation (Equinox, 2013), and the author of Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture and A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity (with J.D. Tabor).

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The first half of this sūra recounts God’s blessings; the second half describes the punishments of the wicked and rewards of the righteous. One of its distinctive features is that it addresses both humans and jinn in the form of a refrain that is repeated some thirty-one times (‘Which of the blessings of your Lord will you two call a lie?’). Q55 takes its title from the opening reference to God as ‘the Merciful.’

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Droge, A.J.. 55. The Merciful. The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 281-283 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781800500969. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43787. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43787. Feb 2022

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