NAME: الشورى, Ash-Shura.
Name taken from Verse 38 where there is a mention of the word “Ash-Shura”.
٣٨ وَالَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ بَيْنَهُمْ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ
38 And those who have responded to their lord and established prayer and whose affair is [determined by] consultation among themselves, and from what We have provided them, they spend.
But It does not mean that this name is the actual topic discussed in the whole Surah. It is just a reference and mark/symbol to distinguish this Surah from others as is with most other Surahs of Quran. While there are diversified topics discussed in these Surahs.
ENGLISH NAME: Counsel.
CHAPTER NUMBER: 42
SURAH SHURA TOTAL VERSES: 53
SURAH SHURA TOTAL WORDS: 860
TOTAL UNIQUE WORDS WITHOUT REPETITION: 462
TOTAL LETTERS: 3,522
Meccan, Approx. 614 – 617 AD.
God, Angels, Prophet Muhammad, Nuh, Ibrahim, Moses And Jesus, Mankind.
SURAH SHURA MAIN TOPICS:
Quran Arabic To Warn The Mother Of Cities, Muhammad Sent With Same Religion Ordered To Previous Prophets, If God Extended Provision, People Would Have Become Tyrant, Afflictions Befall are Result Of Your Own Deeds, Children Female Male Or No Children All By God’s Will, Not Possible For Man To Speak Directly With Allah Except By 3 Ways.
SURAH SHURA KEY VERSES:
٥ تَكَادُ السَّمَاوَاتُ يَتَفَطَّرْنَ مِنْ فَوْقِهِنَّ ۚ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ يُسَبِّحُونَ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لِمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
5 The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Unquestionably, it is Allah who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
١٤ وَمَا تَفَرَّقُوا إِلَّا مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌ سَبَقَتْ مِنْ رَبِّكَ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى لَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ أُورِثُوا الْكِتَابَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِنْهُ مُرِيبٍ
14 And they did not become divided until after knowledge had come to them – out of jealous animosity between themselves. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord [postponing the penalty] until a specified time, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, those who were granted inheritance of the Scripture after them are, concerning it, in disquieting doubt.
٢٩ وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَثَّ فِيهِمَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ جَمْعِهِمْ إِذَا يَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ
29 And of his signs is the creation of the heavens and earth and what He has dispersed throughout them of creatures. And He, for gathering them when He wills, is competent.
٣٠ وَمَا أَصَابَكُمْ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَنْ كَثِيرٍ
30 And whatever strikes you of disaster – it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much.
٤٩ لِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ يَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ إِنَاثًا وَيَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ الذُّكُورَ
49 To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what he wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males.
٥٠ أَوْ يُزَوِّجُهُمْ ذُكْرَانًا وَإِنَاثًا ۖ وَيَجْعَلُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ عَقِيمًا ۚ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ
50 Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.
SUMMARY OF TOPICS
1-10(The Heavens Might Break From Above Them If Angles Were Not Asking Forgiveness For Those On Earth, Quran Arabic To Warn The Mother Of Cities), 11-12(All Keys Of Universe Are With Him, Extends And Restricts Provision Of Whom He Wills) 13-14(Muhammad Sent With Same Religion Ordered To Nuh, Ibrahim, Moses And Jesus, All Mankind Divided After Knowledge Had Come To Them Out Of Jealous Animosity), 15-20(Those Who Wants Worldly Life Will Be Given Some Of It, But No Share In Hereafter), 24(Muhammad Has Not Invented A Lie Against Allah, God Could Sealed His Heart Otherwise), 27(If God Extended Provision, People Would Have Become Tyrant, He Sends In Due Measure), 28-29(Allah’s Signs: Creation, Dispersing Of Creatures In Whole Universe), 30(Whatever