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This article is an introduction to the Sura al-Insan; to read its text see text:Sura al-Insan.

Sūra al-Insān (Arabic: سورة الإنسان) or Sūra Hal Atā ( سورة هل أتی) or Sūra al-Dahr (سورة الدهر) is the seventy sixth sura of the Qur'an in accordance to the order of its compilation and the ninety sixth sura in the order of revelation. It is a Madani sura of the Qur'an.

Sura al-Insan
al-Qiyama← →al-Mursalat
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Sura Number 76
Juz' 29
Revelation Number 98
Makki/Madani Madani
Verse Count 31
Word Count 243
Letter Count 1089

According to Shi'a and some Sunni exegetes of the Qur'an, the eighth verse of this sura which is known as al-It'am Verse is a characterization of a virtue of Imam 'Ali (a), Fatima al-Zahra (a), Imam al-Hasan (a), Imam al-Husayn (a), and their housemaid, Fidda. They fasted for three consecutive days because of their nadhr, but they gave their breakfast (iftar) to a poor person, an orphan, and a prisoner despite their hunger.



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