Summary of Quran Chapter 76 Surah Ad-Dhar Man or Time

There is a connection between Surah Ad-Dhar and Surah Al-Qiyamah. An indication of this connection is that both chapters are linked based on thematic continuity. The conclusion of Surah Al-Qiyamah revolves around the mention of the creation of man, and it is from this same theme that Surah Ad-Dhar begins. 


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Surah Ad-Dhar Hadith

Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you should say, ‘May time (ad-Dhar) be disappointed. Allah is time (ad-Dhar)

Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)

Reference: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 769

In-book reference: Book 33, Hadith 16

English translation: Book 33, Hadith 769 

Chapter: What should be recited in the Fajr (early morning) prayer on Friday

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (PBUH) used to recite the following in the Fajr prayer of Friday, “Alif, Lam, Mim, Tanzil” (Surat-as- Sajdah #32) and “Hal-ata-ala-l-Insani” (i.e. Surah-Ad-Dhar #76).

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 891

In-book reference: Book 11, Hadith 16

(English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 13, Hadith 16.


Surah Ad-Dhar, also known as Surah Al-Insan, is the 76th chapter of the Quran. It delves into the themes of time, gratitude, and accountability. The chapter begins by emphasizing the creation of humans from a drop of sperm and their journey through various stages of development. It highlights the blessings bestowed upon humanity, urging them to be grateful to Allah for His countless favors.

The chapter describes the righteous who feed the needy, despite their own hunger, and the rewards they will receive in the Hereafter. Conversely, it warns against the disbelievers who reject the truth and warns them of the consequences of their actions.

Overall, Surah Ad-Dhar serves as a reminder of the transient nature of life, the importance of gratitude, and the ultimate accountability before Allah.