Sūrat al-Nasr, no.110. Revealed in Madinah, 3 verses.
This Sūra is also known as the Sūra of farewell as it indicated that the end of the mission of the Prophet (s) and his death were near.
Merits of reciting the Sūra
The Prophet (s) has said: Whoever recites Sūrat al-Nasr is as if he has witnessed the conquest of Makkah.
Imam al-Sadiq (a) told his companions that whoever recites this Sūra in the obligatory or Nawafil prayers, Allah would make him victorious over his enemies and he will come out of his grave with a letter of safety from the fire.
Note: This reward will be for those who understand the message of the Sūra and are on the path taught by the Prophet (s).
Synopsis of Contents
The Sūra gives the good news of victory and groups of people entering the fold of Islam. In gratitude for this blessing, the Prophet (s) is told to glorify and praise Allah, and to seek forgiveness.
Some Lessons from the Sūra
1) Help and victory are from Allah alone.
2) When Allah grants victory, no enemy can prevent it from happening.
3) Gratitude is manifested in the remembrance of Allah and turning to Him.
Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English
The entire Sūra.
Activities for self-study
Check verses 9-11 of Sūra Anfal.
- What are the different ways in which Allah helps the people in these verses?
- What reasons are given for the help?
Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne; https://www.al-islam.org/enlightening-commentary-light-holy-quran-vol-20/surah-shams-chapter-91; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.