|No. of Rukus||2|
|No. of verses||40|
|No. of words||174|
|No. of letters||796|
The first twenty verses discuss the wonders of the worldly creation (the earth, plants, the peace of night, the mountains and rain); the final twenty verses are about the eternal wonders and horrors of the next world, with the raging sinner (the Arabic triliteral root TGY "tageena" is used) being punished starkly opposed with the rewarding of dutiful believers in paradise. The Arabic triliteral root WQY "mutaqeena" is employed as a poetic parataxis to TGY).
- 1-5 Unbelievers shall yet learn the truth of the resurrection
- 6-16 God the Creator and Preserver of all things
- 17-20 Judgment-day scenes described
- 21-30 The recompense of unbelievers in hell described
- 31-37 The joys of believers in Paradise described
- 37-38 No intercessor except by God’s permission
- 39-40 Sinners exhorted to flee from the day of wrath
- Abu Ishaq narrated from Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl, from Ibn Abbas who said: "Abu Bakr [may Allah be pleased with him] said: 'O Messenger of Allah! You have become gray.' He said: 'I have gone gray from Hud (surah), Al-Waqi'a, Al-Mursalat and `Amma Yatasa'alun (An-Naba) and Idhash-Shamsu Kuwwirat (At-Takwir).'"
- George Sale's translation
- Ibn Kathir. "Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English): Surah Al Naba". Quran 4 U. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
- An-Naba at Sacred Texts
- Wherry, Elwood Morris (1896). A Complete Index to Sale's Text, Preliminary Discourse, and Notes. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Jami` at-Tirmidhi English reference: Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3297 Arabic reference: Book 47, Hadith 3609