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Which Quranic sura does not start with bismillah (basmala)?

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In the Quran, the phrase "Bismillah" (meaning "In the name of Allah") appears at the beginning of virtually every surah (chapter). This phrase is considered an important part of the Islamic faith and is often recited before undertaking any important task or action. The phrase is also found in other Islamic literature and is used as a blessing or invocation.

Every Quranic surah (chapter) starts with bismillah except surah al-Tawbah. Some scholars say this is because this chapter is about warfare which traditionally starts with takbeer (Allahu Akbar).

At-Tawbah, also known as Bara'ah, is the ninth chapter of the Quran. It contains 129 verses and is one of the last Medinan surahs. This Surah is reported to have been revealed at the time of the Battle of Tabuk in Madinah in the 9th year of the Hijrah. It is a relatively short surah, consisting of 129 verses, and is concerned with the theme of repentance and the importance of turning to Allah in times of hardship. The surah also contains verses that address issues related to warfare and the relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims. Despite the absence of the "Bismillah" phrase at the beginning of the surah, Surah 9 is considered an important and significant part of the Quran.

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