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108. Plenty

THIS is the shortest chapter in the Quran, consisting of only three verses, like [Divine] Support 110; however in this case the message is expressed in fewer words. These 3 Meccan verses were revealed after The Chargers 100 and before Competition 102.

T'he title is the name of a legendary river which flows through Paradise; its water is reserved exclusively for God-fearing Muslims. It is sweeter than honey, whiter than milk and smoother than cream. This lyric chapter gives added consolation to the Prophet during his early persecution.

In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!

* We have given you plenty,
* so pray to your Lord and sacrifice
* since your opponent is the one
who will be lopped off.


Published with authorization from Dr.T.B.Irving .