Surah Al-Ikhlas

Posted on: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Revealed in Makkah

The reason for the revelation of this Surah as by Ikhrimah is ” When the Jew said, ‘We worship Uzayr,the son of Allah, and the Christians said,’We worships the Messiah, the son of Allah, and the Zoroastrians said,’We worship the sun and the moon, and the idolators said, ‘We worship idols’, ‘Allah revealed to HIS Messenger S.A.S – “Say , He is Allah, One” (Surah Al-Ikhlas)meaning He is the one, the singular. Who has no peer, no assistant, no rival, no equalΒ  and none comparable to HIM. This word Al-Ahad cannot be used for anyone in affirmation except Allah the Mighty and Majestic, because HE is perfect in all HIS attributes and actions.


Al-Bukhari recorded from Abu-Sa’id , may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah S.A.S said to his companions, “Is anyone of you not able to recite a third of the Quran in a single night ?” .This was something which was difficult for them and they said, ‘Which of us is able to do that, O Messenger of Allah?’ So He replied, ” Allah is the One, As- Samad (Surah Al-Ikhlaas)” is a Third of the Quran.

Imam Malik bin Anas recorded from ‘Ubayd bin Hunayn that he heard Abu Hurayrah saying, ‘I went out with prophet S.A.S and he heard a man reciting ‘Say : He is Allah, the One.; So the Messenger of Allah said, “It is obligatory”. I asked, ‘What is obligatory ?’ He replied, “Paradise

Al-Bukhari recorded from Aishah R.A.A that whenever the prophet S.A.S would go to bed every night, he would put his hands together and blow into them. Then he would recite into them Suarah Al-Ikhlaas, Sarah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas. Then He would wipe whatever He was able to of His body with His hands. He would begin wiping His head and face with them and the front part of His body. He would do this for three times.

Abdullah ibn Imam Ahmad recorded from Mu’adh bin Abdullah bin Khubayb , who reported that his father said,’ We became thirsty and it became dark while we were waiting for the Messenger of Allah S.A.S to lead us in prayers. Then, when he came out he took me by my hand and said, “Say”, Then He was silent. Then he said again, “Say” So i asked, ‘What should i say?’ He said, ” Say: He is Allah, the One, and the other two surahs of refuge ( Al-Falaq and An-Nas) when you enter upon evening and the morning three times each. They will be sufficient for you two times every day.”

Source: Tafsir Ibn Kathir


12 Responses to "Surah Al-Ikhlas"

How I love this surah πŸ™‚

p.s. in the fourth paragraph, you forgot to complete “an-“.. it’s annas, right? πŸ™‚

*nighty night for you & a new day for me :)*

Thanks for the useful knowledge Maryam πŸ™‚

I personally love this sura. Also i dont think meanings in Quran is just related to stories of that era.
It completely refers to today too.

WoW πŸ™‚ Thank for sharing πŸ™‚

Sara …… Thank you so much for showing my mistake, I apologize sincerely …. πŸ™‚
Changes are been made accordingly, May Allah bless you for it.

Lubna ……. Dont mention it Lubbu, Your comment is left incomplete, Something else you wanna write ??

Shahrzad ……. Yeah, Thats true. I am so glad you love this surah Shahrzad, As i have read that Our prophet S.A.S narrated ” Love towards this surah will cause you to enter Paradise”.

UTP ….. Its okay, and am glad My post was useful to you.

bbZuSh ……. Dont mention It.

May Allah bless you all.

As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Maryam

Subhan’Allah, a beautiful Surah indeed.

Jazaki’Allahu khair for the reminders, lovely post.

Wa’alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

This is one of my most fave surah in Holy Quran for so very worldly reasons :s

The first time I heard the tafser for this surah, I was speechless at how potent it was. I realized how much wealth Allah has blessed us Muslims with. Thanks for reminding me again, πŸ™‚

Farhana … You are always welcome sweety.

A s m a … Good for you, that you love this surah, as its reward is the best reward a human could ever get, mashallah.(Check my response to Shahrzad)

Bubbles .. You are welcome. YES, Even i was surprised to see such a small surah carry such huge amount of knowledge and reward.

There is another tradition of the Prophet(PBUH) in which it is mentioned that the person who recites this Surah ten times will have a palace built for himself/herself in Paradise. The Hadith has been authenticated by the Muadith Sheikh Al-bani and can be found in his Sillsatu Al-hadithu Saheeh.

The only other way of aquiring a palace in paradise is by praying 12 -14 rakat Nafl prayer for the rest of one’s life.

And that is one palace with so much work! With this Surah you can get muliple palaces a day!!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Dua of the Week


As salaam alaikum Readers,

This is to assure that all the content seen/ to be see on this blog is authentic inshallah. If anyone wishes to inquire about the references, please write to me. You can do so by filling the contact form in my Question/Reach me page.

Wish you have a good and blessed day, Ameen

Hot Spots/Banners

Muslim Singles, Matrimonial, Shaadi and Marriage Introductions Online - SingleMuslim.com

Visit Dar-us-Salam.com for all your Islamic shopping needs!

My Collection

I wrote on

February 2008
« Jan   Mar »

I am Reading

Blog Hits

  • 177,786 visits
%d bloggers like this: