Summary of Quran Chapter 79 Surah An-Naziat Those Who Pull Out

Surah An-Naziat Chapter 79 of the Quran, known as Surah an-Naziat, is a Meccan surah comprising 46 verses. The surah derives its name from the word “an-Nazi’at” in the first verse, which refers to the angels who violently pull out the souls of the disbelievers at the time of death. 


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The surah opens by swearing an oath on various categories of angels, emphasizing their roles in carrying out God’s commands. It describes the Day of Judgment, emphasizing its sudden and overwhelming nature. The surah depicts the resurrection, where people will be in awe and fear, emerging from their graves to face the final reckoning.

The surah then recounts the story of Moses and his encounter with Pharaoh. It highlights Pharaoh’s arrogance and defiance against God’s (Allah’s) message, despite the clear signs shown to him. Pharaoh’s ultimate destruction serves as a reminder of the consequences of rejecting divine guidance.

Towards the end, the surah addresses the disbelievers’ skepticism about the afterlife. It asserts the certainty of resurrection and the reality of the Day of Judgment, where individuals will be held accountable for their deeds. The concluding verses contrast the fates of the righteous and the wicked, promising rewards for the former and punishment for the latter.

Overall, Surah an-Naziat emphasizes the themes of resurrection, accountability, divine retribution, and the importance of heeding God’s guidance.

After Surah As-Saffat, Surah Adh-Dhariyat, and Surah Al-Mursalat, Surah An-Naziat is the fourth Surah of the Qur’an, which begins with a series of oaths. The opinion of most of the commentators about the oaths mentioned at the beginning of this surah is that they mention angels.