aṭ-Ṭūr [1] (Arabic: الطور‎, "The Mount") is the 52nd chapter of the Quran with 49 ayat. The surah that opens with the oath of the Islamic divine character swearing by the Mount of Sinai, where the Torah was revealed to Moses. It takes its name from "the mount" (ṭūr) mentioned in Ayah#1. The surah which addresses many of the arguments put to the Prophet by the disbelievers of Mecca (ayah#29 ff.). The bliss that will be enjoyed by the believers is contrasted to the torments of Hell, and the Prophet is urged to bide his time, to continue to deliver his message, and to wait with confidence for God's judgement. God swears by, among other things, Mount Sinai, that the Day of Judgement is inevitable.[2]

Sura 52 of the Quran
The Mount
Other namesThe Mountain, Mount Sinai
PositionJuzʼ 27
No. of Rukus2
No. of verses49
No. of words312
No. of letters1324


  1. ^ Ibn Kathir. "Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English): Surah Al Tur". Quran 4 U. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. ^ Surah At-Tur (complete text in Arabic with English and French translations); accessed 25 November 2014.

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