At-Tur [1] (Arabic: الطور, aṭ-ṭūr; meaning: The Mount) is the 52nd chapter (sūrah) of the Quran with 49 verses (ayat). The surah opens with the oath of the Islamic divine director swearing by the Mount,[2] which some believe is Mount Sinai, where the Tawrat was revealed to Musa. The chapter takes its name from "the mount" (ṭūr) mentioned in verse 1.

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

The surah addresses many of the arguments put to the Prophet by the disbelievers of Mecca (verse 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.[3]


  • 1-8 Oaths by various objects that the judgment-day will come
  • 9-16 The terrors of the unbelievers in that day
  • 17-28 The bliss of Paradise described
  • 29-34 Muhammad not a soothsayer, madman, poet, or impostor
  • 35-47 Unbelievers reproved for their ignorance and idolatry
  • 42-43 Plots of the enemies of Muhammad exposed
  • 44-47 Muhammad to leave the idolaters to their fate
  • 48-49 Muhammad exhorted to praise and trust the Lord [4]


  1. Ibn Kathir (d.1373). "Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English): Surah Al Tur". Quran 4 U. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. Q52:1, 50+ translations,
  3. Surah At-Tur (complete text in Arabic with English and French translations); accessed 25 November 2014.
  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.
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