Fuṣṣilat (Arabic: فصلت, fuṣṣilat [1] "are distinctly explained" or "explained in detail"), also known as Sūrat Ḥā Mīm as-Sajdah (Arabic: سورة ﺣﻢ ﺍﻟﺴﺠﺪﺓ),[2] is the 41st chapter (surah) of the Qur'an with 54 verses (āyāt).

Sura 41 of the Quran
Explained in Detail
Alternate titles (Ar.)Sūrat Ḥā Mīm as-Sajda (سورة ﺣﻢ ﺍﻟﺴﺠﺪﺓ)
Other namesRevelations Well Expounded, Detailed, Distinguished, Clearly Spelled Out
PositionJuzʼ 24 to 25
No. of Rukus6
No. of verses54
No. of Sajdahs1
Opening muqaṭṭaʻātḤā Mīm حم
First pages from a 25 Juz' of the Qur'an commissioned by Sultan Uljaytu with verse 46 of chapter Fussilat in muhaqqaq. Mosul, 1310/1311 (710 AH). British Library

Regarding the timing and contextual background of the believed revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), it is an earlier "Meccan surah", which means it is believed to have been revealed in Mecca, rather than later in Medina.


  • 1-3 The Quran declared to be given by inspiration
  • 3-4 The people generally reject it
  • 5 Muhammad only a man, yet a prophet
  • 6-7 The woe of the wicked and the blessedness of the righteous
  • 8-11 God’s power manifested in the creation of earth and heaven
  • 12-16 The Quraish are threatened with the fate of Ád and Thamúd
  • 17 Believers among the Ádites and Thamúdites were saved
  • 18-22 In the judgment the unbelievers shall be condemned by the members of their own bodies
  • 23-24 The fate of the genii to befall the infidels
  • 25-28 Unbelievers counsel blasphemous levity—their punishment
  • 29 False teachers to be trodden under foot by their own followers in hell
  • 30-32 The glorious rewards of the faithful
  • 33 The consistent Muslim commended
  • 34-35 Evil to be turned away by good
  • 36 God the refuge of the Prophet against Satan’s suggestions
  • 37 ۩ 39 God’s works testify to himself as alone worthy of worship
  • 40 Unbelievers shall not escape in the resurrection
  • 41-42 The Quran a revelation of God
  • 43 The infidels offer no new objections to Muhammad and the Qurán
  • 44 Why the Quran was revealed in the Arabic language
  • 45 The books of Moses at first rejected by his people
  • 46 God rewardeth according to works
  • 47 The hour of the judgment known only to God
  • 47-48 The false gods will desert their worshippers in the judgment
  • 49-51 The perfidy of hypocrites
  • 52-54 Rejecters of God’s Word exposed to awful punishment [3]

Q41:12 Revelation

Regarding Revelation in Islam (Waḥy) The word awha (أوحى awḥá) occurs in a number of shades of meaning in the Quran, each of them indicating the main underlying idea of directing or guiding someone or something. For example, "And inspired in each heaven its command" (Fussilat-12). Translator Sam Gerrans notes that the use of waḥī and awḥā throughout the Quran contains an element of the imperative, and thus translates: "And instructed each heaven in its command".


  1. Ibn Kathir. "Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English): Surah Fussilat". Quran 4 U. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. The 1698 Maracci Quran notes some chapters have two or more titles, occasioned by the existence of different copies in the Arabic. (George Sale Preliminary discourse 3)
  3. Rev. E. M. Wherry, M.A. A Complete Index to Sale's Text, Preliminary Discourse, and Notes
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.