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al-Ḥāqqa (‘the indubitable’, ‘the inevitable hour’) the sixty-ninth sūra of the Qurʾān. It consists of fifty-two verses and two rukūʿs (subdivisions within a sūra).

The Arabic word ‘al-ḥāqqa’ (pl. ḥawāqq) means a calamity whose occurrence is certain (al-nāzila al-thābita) (Ibn Manẓūr, 10/53–54; al-Zabīdī, 13/81). Al-ḥāqqa is an eschatological term referring to the Resurrection (al-qiyāma) or the Hour (al-sāʿa), at which time calamities will encompass all people as the reality (ḥaqīqa) of their deeds (umūr) will be realised (al-Zamakhsharī, 4/598; al-Ṭabrisī, 10/515; …

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Mirhosseini, Yahya and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥāqqa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067186>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 20230913

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