91.1. By the sun and its brightness;

وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا

1. By the sun and its brightness;


Makkah Period

This sūrah of 15 verses was revealed in Makkah. It takes its name from the word ash-shams (the sun) in the first verse. It brings to our attention a basic feature of humankind, namely its being created with a disposition or capacity to do both good and evil. However, it calls them to faith and good deeds, and warns against evil deeds ending in destruction by giving the lucid example of the tribe of Thamūd.