Tafsir of Verse(s): [1]
وَالْمُرْسَلَاتِ عُرْفًا 1
¡ By those sent forth in succession! 1-5 Many interpret these first five verses as references to different types of angels (Āl, IK, Q), while al-Ṭabarī allows that v. 1 may refer to both the wind and the angels (Ṭ). Vv. 1-5 can also be understood as allusions to forms of knowledge and inspiration that God sends into the hearts of human beings. 1 In accord with the interpretation of vv. 2-3 as references to storms and violent winds, those sent forth is understood by many as a reference to the winds following one another in succession (JJ, Q, Ṭ), but it may also refer to the prophets and messengers who follow one another in succession (IK, Q).