Surah Yunus, Chapter 10

Surah Yunus (Jonah)
No. 10 (Revealed in Mecca)
109 verses in 11 sections

The Contents of Surah Yunus

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Surah Yunus is the tenth Surah of the Holy Qur’an which was revealed during the early days of the Prophet’s appointment in Mecca.

This Surah contains 109 verses, and its main topics are about monotheism, the authenticity of the Qur’an, answers to those who deny revelation, inspiring fear in the unbelievers, exposing the glory and magnitude of the act of creation and of the Creator, the lack of permanence of the world as well as calling the attentions of all peoples to the world after death.

The former Surah, that is “Repentance”, dealt with the acts of the hypocrites as well as their punishment, while this Surah refers to the acts of polytheists.

As to the rewards accounted for reciting and reading this Surah, there have been cited some traditions among which is the tradition narrated by Imam Sadiq (as) who said: He who recites Surah Yunus every two or three months may not be of the ignorant and will be of the near-stationed on the Day of Resurrection.1

  • 1. Tafsir-us-Safi, and Tafsi-i-Burhan