Introduction to Surah Al-Ikhlas:
Place of a revelation: Surah Al-Ikhlas is Mukki according to one view and Madani according to another view.
Verses Number of words and letters:
In this Surah, one Ruku, four verses, 15 words, and 47 letters.
Names of Surah Al-Ikhlas and their reason for naming
The commentators have mentioned about twenty names of the Surah, four of which are mention here.
No. 1: This surah describes the pure monotheism of God Almighty, that is why it is called Surah Al-Ikhlas.
No. 2: In this surah, it is stated that Allah Almighty is free from every defect and free from every associate. For this reason, it is called Surah Tanziha.
No. 3: He who belongs to this Surah is separate from others, therefore it is called Surah Tajweed
No. 4: the one who recites it is saved from hell, hence it is called Surah Nijat
English Translation Of Surah Ikhlas
Say: Allah is One, He is Self-Sufficient, He has not begotten anyone, nor has He begotten anyone, nor is there anyone equal to Him.
Benefits of Surah Ikhlas:
Many virtues of Surah have mentioned in the hadiths
Three of these hadiths and one wazifa are being presented here,
- Narrated by Hazrat Abu Saeed Al-Khudri, There is a hadith of Bukhari. The Holy Prophet (SAWS) said: Are any of you unable to recite one-third of the Qur’an at night? The Companions found this difficult, Who among us has the power to ask or the Messenger of Allah (SAWS)? The Prophet (SAWS) said: Surah Al-Ikhlas is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.
- Hazrat Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) says: There is a hadith of Bukhari. The Prophet (SAWS) sent a man to the army. When he returned, the people mention this to the Holy Prophet (SAWS). He said, “Ask him, ‘Why do you do that? So he said: It is an attribute of Surah Al-Rahman, that is why I like to recite it. The crown Prophet (SAWS) said: Tell him that Allah loves him.
- It is narrated from Hazrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that there is a hadith of Tirmizi. A man asks the Prophet (SAWS) that he love this Surah very much. He said, “His love will admit you to Paradise.”
- It is written in Tafseer Saadi that whoever enters the house and greets him and if the house is empty then he greets the Prophet (SAWS) and once he recites Surah Al-Ikhlas, he will be safe from poverty. It is a very experience process.
The Glorious Revelation of Surah Ikhlas:
The glory of the revelation of Surah Al-Ikhlas is that the disbelievers asked the Prophet (SAWS) various questions about Allah.
Someone said that what is the lineage of Allah Almighty. Someone said that it is of gold or silver. It is of iron or wood. What is it? From whom did he inherit the Lordship and who will inherit it?In response, Allah Almighty revealed this Surah and clarified the path of knowledge by describing His essence and attributes.
And the darkness of ignorant thoughts and order was erased by those who were caught in it by the statement of Anwar of their caste and attributes.
Subjects of Surah Al-Ikhlas:
In this surah, the most important belief of Islam, the oneness of God Almighty, is mentioned, and the attributes of God Almighty are described, and Christians and polytheists are rejected.
Consistent with Surah Abu Lahab and its predecessor, Surah Al-Ikhlas, the special thing is that the weight of the end of the verses of both Surahs is the same.
Tafseer Of Surah Ikhlas
Say: Allah is One. Tafseer is in Sirat al-Janan. There were many types of disbelievers in Arabia. Atheists, polytheists, and those who deny the existence of Allah seek children for Allah, etc., all deny this in Surah.
Allah is One, there is no partner in Him. Allah is self-sufficient in everything, neither eating nor drinking, He has always been and will always be, and He does not need anyone in any work, nor did He give birth to anyone, nor is He created from anyone. He is pure from offspring. The offspring is from the sex of the father, and Allah is pure from him, because he himself was not born of anyone because he is ancient, that is, he has always been. The polytheists used to call the angels the daughters of God Almighty.
The Jews consider Ezra to the son of God while the Christians consider Jesus the son of God, And no one is equal to him. The commentary is in Sirat al-Janan, that is, neither in caste nor in attributes, Since He is obligatory, He is the Creator, His attributes are ancient and unlimited, while the attributes of the creatures are gifted and limited. May this Tafseer become a source of improvement. May my parents, my dear relatives, teachers, friends, other relatives, and helpers forgive. Ameen Suma Ameen!