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

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

56. The Falling

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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This sūra opens with a vivid description of the Last Day, when people will be divided into three classes – ‘the foremost’ and ‘the companions on the right and left’ – whose rewards and punishments are then described. The second half of the sūra extols God’s power and providence, and praises the Qur’ān. Q56 receives its title from the ‘falling’ of Judgment referred to in the opening verse.

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Droge, A.J.. 56. The Falling. The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 284-285 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781800500969. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43788. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43788. Feb 2022

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