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Surah Al-‘Ankabut, Chapter 29

(The Spider)
No. 29 (Revealed at Mecca)
69 Verses in 7 Sections

The Feature of Surah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful

This Surah was revealed in Mecca and contains sixty nine verses. The names of some of Suras such as Al-Baqarah Al-Fil, An-Naml, and An-Nahl, have been taken from the names of the animals which are mentioned somehow in these verses.

In verse No. 41 of this Surah, the construction of Polytheism is counted the frailest building like the house of spider and, thus, this Surah has been nominated as Surah ‘Ankabut.

This Surah speaks about a few subjects, such as: Faith, the man’s duty, the Divine trial, the history of some prophets, prohibition of unfair disputes, and relying on other than Allah.

The Virtue of Surah ‘Ankabut

Majma‘-ul-Bayan narrates a noble tradition from the holy Prophet (S) who said:

“Whoever recites Surah ‘Ankabut will have ten good rewards as the number of all believers and hypocrites.”

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