|39.1. (This is) the Book being sent down in parts from God, the All-Glorious with irresistible might, the All-Wise.|
تَنزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ
1. (This is) the Book being sent down in parts from God, the All-Glorious with irresistible might, the All-Wise.
AZ-ZUMAR (THE COMPANIES)
Revealed in the mid-Makkan period, when the persecutions of the believers had escalated, this sūrāh of 75 verses derives its name from the word zumar (companies) that occurs in verses 71 and 73. It expounds the signs of God's Oneness in the natural world and emphasizes the absurdity of associating partners with Him. It hints at emigration for the believers who were suffering great difficulties in worshipping God in their homeland. It declares that there will be no reconciliation between believing in God's Oneness and associating partners with Him. It also reminds us of the other world, where people will see the outcome of their deeds in this world.