Surah Al-Muddassir is the 74th chapter of the Quran. It comprises 56 verses (ayat) and is a Makki surah, meaning it was revealed in the city of Makkah during the early years of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission.
The chapter is named “Al-Muddassir,” which translates to “The Cloaked One” or “The One Wrapped Up.” It opens with the command for the Prophet Muhammad to arise and deliver the message to the people. The surah addresses themes of prophethood, the consequences of disbelief, the Day of Judgment, and the accountability of individuals for their actions.
Surah Al-Muddassir underscores the significance of the message brought by the Prophet Muhammad and the need for people to heed the call to monotheism and righteousness. It rebukes those who rejected the message, reminding them of the consequences of their actions. The surah also emphasizes the importance of good deeds and caring for those in need.
This surah serves as a reminder of the responsibility of conveying the message of Islam and the implications of choosing disbelief over faith. It calls individuals to ponder the signs of creation and the consequences of their choices in the Hereafter. The story of previous nations serves as a lesson, highlighting the importance of accepting divine guidance and living a life of purpose and righteousness.