Signs of Mount Sinai’s Qur’anic Surah

Surat At-Tur is the 52nd surah of the Holy Qur’an with 49 verses (ayat).

This Meccan surah opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the Mount of Sinai which is located in Egypt, where the Torah was revealed to Prophet Moses.

It takes its name from “the mount” (tur) mentioned in the first verse (ayah).

Allah swears by, among other things, Mount Sinai of Egypt, that the Day of Judgement is inevitable.

The surah is positioned in the Juzʼ number 27 in the Holy Qur’an. It contains 312 words formed of 1,324 letters.

Signs of Mount Sinai's Qur'anic Surah - About Islam

The surah addresses many of the arguments put to Prophet Muhammad by the disbelievers of Makkah. It also informs about the bliss that will be enjoyed by the believers is contrasted to the torments of Hell, and Prophet Muhammad is urged to bide his time, to continue to deliver his message, and to wait with confidence for God’s judgment.

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In this episode of the program “Reason” of Iqraa TV Channel, the renowned Egyptian geologist Dr. Zaghlool Al Najjar explains some of the signs which Allah points to for us in this surah.

Mount Sinai aka Mount Moses, Saint Katherine City, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

This article is from our archive, originally published on an earlier date, and highlighted now for its importance