Sūrat al-Infitār, No. 82. Revealed in Makkah, 19 verses. It takes its name from the verb in the first verse, a vivid description of what will take place on the Day of Judgment.
Merits of reciting the Sūra
Imam al-Sādiq (a) has said: Whoever recites these two surahs [al-Infitār and al-Inshiqāq] and reflects on them in his obligatory prayers and his Nawāfil prayers, there will be no veil between him and Allah and there will be no barrier between him and Allah. Continuously, he will see Allah [with the eyes of his heart] and Allah will see him [look at him with mercy] until he is free of the accounting of mankind.
Note: Such a great status is for the one who absorbs the contents of these Sūras and disciplines himself accordingly. It is not for those who only verbally recite it.
وَ ما أَرْسَلْناكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعالَمِين Wa mā arsalnāka illā rahmatan lil‘ālamīn Et Nous ne t’avons envoyé qu’en miséricorde pour l’univers. (Sūrat al-Anbiyā, No.21, Āyat 107) Si nous étudions l’histoire, chaque prophète envoyé comme guide pour le peuple a une histoire unique et a manifesté des attributs Divins qui l’ont aidé dans sa mission. Ce … Read more
فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَعِظْهُمْ وَقُل لَّهُمْ فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ قَوْلًا بَلِيغًا Fa-a‘rid ‘anhum wa‘izhum waqul lahum fī anfusihim qawlan balīghā So let them alone, and advise them, and speak to them effective words concerning themselves. (Sūrat al-Nisāʾ, No 4, Āyat 63) This verse tells the Prophet sallal-lāhu ‘alayhi wa-ālihi wasallam how to deal with the hypocrites – those who … Read more
Brief Info Sūrat al-Nāzi‘āt, No. 79. Revealed in Makkah, 46 verses. Like many of the Makkan sūras, this sūra focuses on the theme of resurrection. The name is derived from the first verse of the sūra. Merits of reciting the sūra. The Prophet (s) said: Whoever recites Sūra al-Nāzi‘āt, his wait and accounting on the Day of Judgement will be the time … Read more
Brief Info Sūra Naba’, No. 78. Revealed in Makkah, 40 verses. Makkan Sūras are shorter, very poetic, and focus on the principles of Oneness of Allah and the Day of Resurrection. The language is strong and potent. Sūra Naba’ begins with a question and ends with a powerful verse portraying intense regret on the Day of Judgment. Merits of … Read more
Bismillāh and Salamun alaykum. Familiarization with Quranic Sūras Month of Ramadan 1441 – Day 1 Sūrat al-Ghāfir – Part 1 (verses 1-45) Sūra Information Sūra Ghāfir, No.40, Revealed in Madinah, 85 verses. The sura is also known as Sūrat al-Mu’min, as it includes the story of the Mu’min of Āli Fir‘awn. His story only appears … Read more
Bismillāh and Salamun alaykum. Familiarization with Quranic Sūras Month of Ramadan 1441 – Day 2 Sūrat al-Ghāfir – Part 2 (verses 46-85) Sūra Information The sūra takes its name from verse 3 which refers to Allah (swt) as the Forgiver of sins. Some believe that though the sūra is Makkan, verses 56 & 57 or … Read more
Familiarization with Quranic Sūras Month of Ramadan 1441 – Day 3 Sūrat al-Zukhruf– Part 1 (verses 1-40) Sūra Information Sūra al-Zukhruf, No.43, Revealed in Makkah, 89 verses. It takes its name from the mention of Zukhruf – gold ornaments – in verse 35. Sūra Significance Whoever recites Sūrat al-Zukhruf will be from those who will … Read more
A four-week online course to help participants archive well being in life. The course will look at Islamic injunctions on maintaining peace of mind in life regardless of circumstances. Instructor: Sr Tahera Kassamali Dates: 4 Tuesdays, March 10 and 17, April 7 and 14. 2020 Timings: 9:30 pm-10:30 pm Dubai time, 8:30 pm – 9:30 … Read more