83. The Defrauders
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).
As its title suggests, this sūra opens with a denunciation of those who cheat others by giving ‘short measure.’ Their punishment is then contrasted with the fate of the righteous.