ʻHijrʼ is the name of a town where the people of Prophet Salih (pbuh) used to live; a community north of Madina on the route to Syria. The sura discusses the false accusations against the Prophet (pbuh) and the Qurʼan. It provides comfort to the Prophet (pbuh) after the death of Khadijah (pbuh) and Abu Talib (pbuh).
The story of the creation of the human being and the arrogance of Shaytan and his ultimate destiny is told in this sura. There is also a mention of the people of Prophets Lut (pbuh), and Shuʼayb (pbuh).