Surprising Benefits of Reciting Surah Ikhlas

In this blog, we are describing some of the virtues of reciting Surah Ikhlas  so that by knowing the virtues of this blessed surah, we become its reciters with abundance. The only requirement is attention and preparation and Tawfiq is from Allah Ta'ala. Surah Ikhlas is the blessed Surah that every Muslim remembers Alhamdulillah and the virtues of Surah Mubaraka are also countless and its achievement is also easy for everyone with the mercy of Allah.

About Surah Ikhlas 

Surah Al-Ikhlas Arabic Text Ikhlas is the 112th Surah of the Holy Quran. Its title in English is The Sincerity. This surah consists of 4 verses.

Revelation:   Meccan
No. Of Ayat:   verses 4
Chapter of Qur'an: #112

Benefits of reading Surah Ikhlas

• Reciting Surah Ikhlas three times gives the same reward as reciting the entire Holy Quran

• After the prayer recite Surah Ikhlas four times and pray to Allah, then the prayer will be accepted. And those who complain that supplications are not accepted, are invited to do the same

• It is better to recite Surah Al-Qadr in the first night of obligatory prayer and Surah Ikhlas in the second Rakat

• The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Whoever recites Qul Ho Wa Allah Ahad, it is as if he recited a third of the Qur'an."

• The Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: There are three acts which, if a person performs them in a state of faith, he will enter Paradise through any gate he wishes and marry whomever he wishes. (1) He who forgives his murderer (2) He who secretly pays someone's debt (3) He who recites Surah Ikhlas 10 times after every obligatory prayer.

• Hazrat Muhammad Sa said Whoever recites Qul Hu Allah Ahud ten times Allah will build a palace for him in Paradise. Hazrat Umar may Allah be pleased with him heard this virtue and said O Messenger of Allah we will recite it more often. Hazrat Muhammad Sa said Allah does not lack anything and He is very pure. (That is, the more you read the more palaces Allah will grant you.

• It is narrated from Hazrat Anas that whoever recites Surah Ikhlas fifty times, Allah will forgive his sins for fifty years.

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surah al ikhlas ayat begraond

1: Some disbelievers had asked the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, about the nature of the God whom he worships. Please introduce Him by expressing His attributes and characteristics. In response, this Surah was revealed. (Ruh al-Ma'ani, referring to Bayhaqi, Tabarani, and others.)

2: An attempt has been made to translate the Quranic word "Ahad" but the word "one" alone does not convey its full meaning. Being "one" in every sense means that His essence is one in such a way that It has neither components nor parts and its attributes are not found in anyone else. He is one in himself and in his attributes.

3:A translation of the Quranic Arabic word "Al-Samad" is provided. This word cannot be fully expressed by any single word of Urdu. "Samad" in Arabic is used for the one to whom everyone turns for help in their difficulties, and everyone needs him, while he needs no one. Usually, the word is translated as "bay niyaz". However, this translation expresses only one aspect, that He does not need anyone, so the full meaning is provided here rather than a single word.

4: This is a refutation of those who used to call the angels the daughters of Allah Ta'ala or called Hazrat Isa or Hazrat Uzair (peace be upon them) the son of Allah Ta'ala.

5: It means that no one can be his partner in any matter. In these four short verses of this Surah, Allah Almighty has described His Oneness (Tawheed) in a very comprehensive manner. The first verse addresses those who believe in more than one God. In the second verse, those people who seek help from someone else despite having faith in Allah have been reprimanded. The third verse is addressed to those people who consider Allah as children. And the fourth verse refutes those who make someone equal to Allah. For example, some Magi claimed that the creator of light and darkness is someone else, and the creator of good and evil is someone else. And there is This surah has invalidated all forms of polytheism and established pure monotheism. That is why it is called Surah Ikhlas. In a sahih hadith, it is said to be equal to one-third of the Quran. This is because the Quran mainly emphasizes three beliefs: Tawheed, Prophethood, and the Hereafter, and this surah provides a complete explanation of the belief of Tawheed. Many virtues of reciting this surah have also been described in the hadiths.

hadith surah al ikhlas

• The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Whoever goes to sleep after reciting Surah Al-Hamd with Surah Al-Ikhlas, will be safe from everything except death, God willing."

• The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said that when you pass by a graveyard, recite Surah Ikhlas eleven times and forgive the buried, then will get a reward equal to their number.

• It is in the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) that whoever recites Surah Ikhlas after the obligatory prayer, it is as if he has collected the good things of the religion and the world, only the sins of his parents and his children are forgiven.

• According to a tradition, a person who recites Surah Ikhlas 52 times after reading Bismillah the first and last and puts it on his sore eyes, then the pain in his eyes will go away.

• It is narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq that a person who is in prison and recites Surah Ikhlas frequently will be released from prison, God willing.

• According to a hadith, a person who does not recite Surah Ikhlas in any prayer during the daily prayer, then it is as if he did not pray at all.

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