An-Naba or The News[1] (Arabic: النبأ, an-nabaʼ,[2] also known as "The Tidings", "The Announcement") is the seventy-eighth chapter (surah) of the Quran, with forty ayat or verses.

Sura 78 of the Quran
The Tidings
No. of Rukus2
No. of verses40
No. of words174
No. of letters796


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.[3] The Arabic triliteral root WQY "mutaqeena" is employed as a poetic parataxis to TGY).

Ayat (Verses)

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 [4]



  1. George Sale's translation
  2. Ibn Kathir. "Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English): Surah Al Naba". Quran 4 U. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. An-Naba at Sacred Texts
  4. 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.
  5. Jami` at-Tirmidhi English reference: Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3297 Arabic reference: Book 47, Hadith 3609
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